STAR OF HOPE KENYA MAY 2019 CONDENSED REPORT
From Gilbert Ochieng, Country Director, Star of Hope Kenya.
We hope you are doing well. Kindly receive warm greetings from the children and staff at Star of Hope Kenya. Thank you for your continued support for our children's education and wellbeing.
You are doing a great job keeping them educated therefore improving their ability to create a bright future for themselves and their families.
Our children had a great time during the April Easter holidays. Many of them traveled to upcountry to be with their friends and relatives. We are glad to have reopened the school for the second term of the 2019 school year in May. Since then, we have continued to successfully provide a feeding program, primary education and vocational training to 1316 children and 12 youths throughout our school projects between January and May 2019.
Here are the highlights of the month of May 2019.
In May, the learning process continued smoothly across all our schools; Mikindani Nursery, Jimba Primary and Living Word Primary Schools throughout in February 2019. 1316 children benefited from the school programs across our projects. 12 youths received their training in tailoring, dressmaking, and embroidery at Star of hope Training Institute.
Our girls' and boys' teams from Living word primary school and Jimba Primary represented us in the 2019 National Primary schools ball games. Both our Boys and Girls football team lost their matches at the sub-county level but one of our boys was selected to join the team that would represent our region in the county level. For the Jimba primary football teams, both lost at the sub-county levels but 6 of our children; 3 boys and 3 girls were selected to join the county level team. Our girls' netball team from Jimba won their matches and has proceeded to the county level.
We received the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) examination results for 11 of our grade 3 tailoring students from Mikindani Training Institute. All of them passed with flying colors and are now qualified to continue with their training and/or seek employment.
2. Music Festivals
3. NITA Results
4. Bus Program
BUS SCHOOL TRANSPORT PROGRAM
During May, Mombasa has experienced heavy rains; the school bus transport program has come in handy to ensure our children are dropped to and from their homes safe and sound.
5. Feeding Program
6. Self-sufficiency projects
We are remaining with 13 pigs to complete the sale of our farm animals to raise funds to support other local fundraising projects.
We thank God for the rainy season that Mombasa has experienced since mid of April. Our farm has flourished with vegetables that have generated income for us besides supporting the feeding program.
We thank you for your positive thoughts towards the future of our beloved children. Star of hope Kenya family thanks all our donors and well-wishers for your support. God bless you.
Star of Hope Kenya.