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.
Silvester lives with his widowed mother. He is a very smart boy but due to a lack of funds he was not able to advance. Silvester needs a second sponsor in order to be able to continue in High School. In his first term he placed 2nd out of a class of 80 students.
We are now asking for sponsors for the next school year 2017-2018.
Students who need sponsorship for the 2018 school year will be posted here in the January of 2017.
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.