STAR OF HOPE KENYA JANUARY 2018 MONTHLY REPORT
Text and Foto: Star of Hope Kenya
Hello Star of hope family, receive greetings from the children and staff at Star of Hope Kenya family.
We hope you had a great time with your families and friends during the festive season. We thank God for keeping our children and staff safe throughout the holiday. We are excited to have begun the first term of the New Year peacefully. A BIG THANK YOU to all donors and well-wishers for standing with our family in making a difference in our communities here in Mombasa throughout 2017.
This year, we recorded an increase in the population of the children across all our school projects. We have also increased classrooms and increased the number of teachers so that we can continue to meet the demands of the population we are serving. We have continued to provide education and a feeding program to 1307 children and 14 youths across our school projects. Our children have continued to receive a quality education as they interact and play with their friends during their time in school. Here are the highlights of January 2018;
2. Feeding Program
3. Self-sufficiency projects
Classes have run smoothly throughout January across all our schools; Mikindani Nursery, Jimba Primary and Living Word Primary Schools. 1307 children have continued to benefit from the school programs across our projects .14 youths also have continued to receive their training in tailoring, dressmaking, and embroidery at Star of hope Training Institute.
Figure 1: New classrooms in Living word primary school
Figure 2: More teachers in Jimba Primary school and across all our schools
Figure 3: Youths of Mikindani receiving training
New School Curriculum
The government of Kenya has introduced a new school curriculum. Instead of the old system (8-4-4) 8 years in primary, 4 years in secondary and 4 years in college. The new 2-6-3-3-3 model places emphasis on formative years of learning where learners will spend a total of eight years - 2 in pre-primary and six in the primary.
Figure 4: Play time in Jimba Primary school
Figure 5: Play time in Mikindani
Salma Tabu Iha joined Star of hope Nursery as a young girl and she has been with us until she completed her primary education at living word primary school.
She emerged top in her class in last year's Kenya Certificate of Primary Education Examination scoring 389 out of 500 marks. She recently joined Nyakach Girls High school which is ranked as a national level school. Her hard work and the awesome dedication of her well-wishers throughout the 11 years has made all this possible. We thank Star of Hope International family for making it possible for such success stories to be achieved.
Every Friday afternoon between 2pm – 4pm is a time to give thanks to God for a wonderful and learn Bible teachings on how to relate to our neighbors. We create an environment for our children to learn and grow up as God-fearing responsible people in the society.
Figure 7: PPI sessions teach our children to be God-fearing
The children of Star of hope Kenya send their deepest gratitude to the school feeding program is a vital part of our mission to provide a holistic environment for children to learn and grow. We appreciate the awesome support of all well-wishers from Sweden for supporting a balanced diet for their healthy growth and development throughout their time in school this year. God bless you and we love you.
You have continued to make it possible for these children to actively participate in school activities after taking the 10 o’clock porridge and the 112-noonlunch. This has made their afternoon nap a comfortable one and the afternoon lessons lively. Because of you, our children have a healthy smile.
New Dining Hall/Kitchen
We thank God for the support we received that is being put to the construction of a new dining hall and kitchen buildings which is ongoing. Soon our beloved children in Jimba primary school will have a beautiful dining hall with dining seats just like their colleges in Mikindani. God bless you all for being a part of this great project.
Figure 8: Lunchtime at Jimba Primary school
Figure 9: New dining hall and kitchen under construction
Gunnar bottled water production has continued to be our main self-sustainability project.
Figure 10: Gunnar bottled water
We slaughtered a pig at our farm in Mikindani. Pork was sold to the locals around Mikindani to sustain the pig farming project which is picking up well.
Figure 11: One pig was slaughtered
Star of hope Kenya family thanks all our donors and well-wishers for your good thoughts towards helping a needy child from the local communities we serve here in Mombasa Kenya. You are making a difference in their lives. God bless you all.
Star of Hope Kenya.