Sponsor a High School or College Student and Give Them a Future
The students at The Joy School receive a quality education through 8th grade. However, once they graduate from The Joy School, their future relies on continued sponsorship to attend high school. Sponsored Joy School students attend either Nyatambe High School, on the shores of Lake Victoria; a quality public school that offers a Christian-based education for grades 9-12, or Bishop Odera High School in Dago. Peter Midodo, the founder and President of The Joy School, is on the board of directors of Nyatambe High School and is a co-founder of the Bishop Odera High School. Our goal at Hope for Kenya is to see all sponsored students attend one of these two quality high schools, thus giving them the chance to succeed. The cost to attend high school is $60 per month. As a sponsor, you can choose to donate the entire monthly cost, or share this cost with another sponsor.
And the Final Step to College
The final opportunity we have to insure success for our sponsored students, and to see the nation of Kenya lifted, is to give our sponsored students the opportunity to go to college, technical school, or a specialized job training program. We, at Hope for Kenya, would like to offer continued sponsorship, at $60 per month, for that purpose. Our research has shown that the average cost for post high school education is $60 per month, with an additional cost of $120 per year for books and other educational and personal expenses. Again, this sponsorship can be shared.
The financial decision to sponsor students through college is one that we, at Hope for Kenya, are very excited and very serious about. Peter Midodo, the director of Joy Schools International, will consult with each sponsored student, their parent or guardian, and their high school principal, while considering academic achievement, character shown through academic and extracurricular involvement, and their God given gifts and talents, in order to direct them on to the best post high school opportunity.
Your sponsorship through high school and college is literally a life-saving, life-changing opportunity. Thank you for considering sponsorship through Hope for Kenya.
Alfine is a sweet girl. Her mother has just become a second wife and her new husband refuses to support Alfine in any way. Your sponsorship can make all the difference.
Becky is 11-years-old and has a tragic story. Her mother died when she was only one, after having been tricked into a dangerous marriage by the promise of continuing her education. Without a sponsor, Becky would have no other option but to become a second or third wife, and stop her schooling altogether.
Brian is one of seven children. His father died some time ago leaving his mother who tries to find odd jobs to get food for the family and still care for her small children.
Charity is 9-years-old and in 5th grade and wants to be a doctor. Her parents are Bishop Richard and Lillian. Pastors do not make a lot of money and they live far from the Joy School.
Clarence has never know his father who abandoned his mother when she became pregnant with him. The mother survives by growing some food and some friends from the church help her as well. Clarence has missed a lot of school as he has had to help with the crops in order to survive.
Elvis is in class 8 and his father died when he was a little boy. Elvis is forced to miss school because he has to find odd jobs to earn some money to buy food for the family. He is in desperate need of a second sponsor.
Esther's dad died when she was only 5 yrs old and her mother is very ill and unable to take care of Esther and her sister.
Evander is a 12-year-old boy who likes to read, study and play soccer. One day he wants to be a pilot and recently has decided he wants to be a Pastor.
Faith is a 13-year-old girl who lives with her mother. She likes playing net ball. She wants to be a teacher when she is older.
Faith is an eleven-year-old girl who wants to be a pilot when she is older. She lives with her single mother and brother Eugine.
Gedeon is in class 8. His father takes no responsibility because of drugs, leaving his mother to take care of the family. In spite of this Gedeon always has a smile on his face.
Jack is fifteen and in Grade 6. He wants to be an engineer. His mother is very old. (65 we think). His father died when Jack was born.
Linda is a 12-year-old girl who lives with her mother. She enjoys playing net ball and wants to be a pilot.
Mary is a 12-year-old girl in 6th grade. She likes reading and studying. She wants to be a nurse when she grows up.
Mary is in class 8. Both of her parents are dead and she currently lives with a relative. Her siblings are also separated and are all living with different relatives. It is painful for Mary to be pulled apart from her family. Mary is in need of a second sponsor so that she can attend high school.
Moses is in class 8. His mother died of Aids and his father is very sickly. Moses is a very bright student, 1st place in his class. High School is only a dream without a sponsor.
Sandra is the sister of Barack Otieno. Both her parents died of aids. Sandra is being raised by her elderly grandma who is caring for twelve other orphans, children of her other sons who also died of aids.
Sharon has hard life since her father died 13 years ago. She lives with her mother who cleans houses for a little food to provide for her children. Sharon has promised to work hard and make the most of her education if sponsored.
Both Tom’s parents are dead and he is being cared for by his uncle who already cares for eleven children. There is no chance of Tom ever getting an education without a sponsorship.
Tracy has seven brothers and sisters, two (Roshel and Ian) are being sponsored at Nyatambe High School. Her father abandoned the family and Tracy is being raised by her old grandmother. Tracy wants to be a nurse.
Vera is in class 8. Her father abandoned her after her mother died. Her story is a heart breaker and she will never be able to go to High School with out a sponsor.
Vimal Vincent was a paying student at Joy Schools when his father died while he was in class 7. His uncle took him in but he also recently passed away leaving no one to take responsibility to raise Vimal. It is Hope for Kenya's desire to continue Vimal's education as he is a good student. Vimal is in need of a second sponsor!
Wendy is ten-years-old and in 5th grade. Her father died when she was nine. Her mother can't care for her. Wendy would like to be nurse.
We are now asking for sponsors for the next school year 2018-2019.
Students who need sponsorship for the 2019 school year will be posted here in the January of 2018.
How do I begin?
You have two options.
- Use Paypal by filling in the form below, choosing monthly or yearly donations from the drop down menu, entering the name of the child you would like to sponsor, and then clicking on "Sponsor a Child". There are many other children that need sponsors that are not shown on this webpage. If you would like us to choose a child for you, simple leave the child's name area blank. You will then be taken to the Paypal website to complete your sponsorship. Paypal will show Hope for Kenya that this is a "child sponsor" donation and provide us with your address so we can send you pictures and letters from your child.
- You can send an annual donation of $360 or $720, or $30 or $60 monthly donation by check to Hope for Kenya, PO Box 300, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
All donations are tax deductible and 100% of the monies we receive go to caring for your child. If you have any questions please email us using the contact page.
When you sponsor a child you are giving their entire family the opportunity to escape the bottomless pit of poverty. Hope for Kenya will connect you with a child in desperate need of your help. You will receive a card with your child’s photo and will have the opportunity to write and receive letters as well as an open invitation to visit your child in Kenya. For only $30 or $60 per month your child will attend school and receive an excellent education, as well as a hot lunch and clean drinking water.
Will I be the only person sponsoring the child I’m helping? For students up to 8th grade, yes. The child you’re helping has just one sponsor: you. That’s why your prayers, letters, and support mean so much to your sponsored child. For students in 9-12th, since the cost of sponsorship increases to $60 per month, we give sponsors the options to share that students with another sponsor. In those cases, a child will have 2 sponsors. You choose to sponsor a child as a family or a group (for example, a youth group or a Sunday school class), the child you help will still be relating to your family or group as his or her only sponsors. No other group or individual will also sponsor the child you help.
How long should my child sponsorship last? Hope for Kenya’s child sponsorship offers you the opportunity to stay with a child for a number of years, usually through the school year in which the child reaches the age of 18 to 22. While we hope that you will be able to continue in your support of your sponsored child until he or she completes High School or College, we recognize that sponsors’ circumstances sometimes change. You may discontinue your sponsorship at any time. We ask that you notify us if you are unable to continue your sponsorship. Please understand that a sponsored child’s circumstances may change, too. We will inform you as quickly as possible if any such circumstance affects the child you sponsor, and we’ll transfer your support to another child in need of your help. Hope for Kenya focuses on the full development of the child. Because of that, our goal is to release children from poverty, not merely sustain them through it.