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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.