When we visited in June 2012 to see progress Linda Harwood (UK trustee and Nurse) spent time with our partner project Friends of Dagoretti (FOD) who occupy an office at the school.
This charity FOD helps children from the slums to continue education where that is appropriate after primary school. This might be University or vocational training. We discovered a number of youngsters with the qualifications to proceed to Nursing but without the £2,000 per annum to do so. We mentioned this in our June 2012 newsletter and the response has been amazing. Based on pledges so far we can support 3 nurses for 3 years each.
We are partnering with FOD because of the obvious linkages to our school work.
Becoming a nurse sets up these young adults for life - enables them to earn an excellent living and support a family and extended family. This is a new venture for us and we are managing the process through our partners in Friends of Dagoretti as they know how this works and they have the processes to follow things through.
If you would like to help drop me a line.
Abigail is the first girl we were able to sponsor. Her's is a great success story. She always had potential but with a family background of neglect and poverty, where she was never going to be able to find school fees or the emotional support she would need to take her through secondary school. With FOD backing she started Form 1. She didn’t flourish in her first school and was then moved to Tara Girls’, which she successfully completed in 2011 – achieving an admirable C+ for her KCSE, despite her mother dying shortly before Christmas. She has now graduated thats her on the left of the group of 4.