Let me share an email (below) which I received from the principal of Kyaithani Secondary School. It shows the gratitude of the students, teachers and villagers as well as outlining the latest examination results and the effect that the scholarship program is having on motivating improved academic achievement and school enrollment.
I am also very happy to be able to announce that because of your very generous support we will be able to increase the number of scholarships for 2013 to 23 (from 16 last year). All of these scholarships are fully funded - meaning that we have adequate money set aside to provide the recipient with scholarships for each remaining year of their secondary schooling as long as they continue to show academic achievement in their examination results.
Once again, thanks for your support of our work in the Ndandini and Kyaithani village area.
Terry & Jan
The Kyaithani High School community is grateful to God for His provisions, mercies and care upon us. We are also grateful to the donors and the community for the impressive results posted by the school's students this past year. It was not an easy task, but a product of self Discipline, Industry and Prayers.
Our Form 4 students have made us proud by doing so well in the National examinations. Five students (3 boys and 2 girls) attained the minimum qualifications for University education. These top five tudents were beneficiaries of the sponsorship program (John Mbithi, Felistus Nguli, Kevin Musembi, David Kitheka and Ann Muoki).
This good academic performance would not have been possible without the invaluable and generous contributions of the donors. The tractor that delivers the portable water from the well to the tank in school, the solar lighting, the sponsorship program, the TV/DVD sets, the digital camera, the one-day outing for the whole school to Nairobi last September, the internet-enabled computers that enhance communication and typesetting of examinations, the regular visits by the donors are the best actions that have shaped Kyaithani High School community. I sincerely pray that God gives the donors good health to keep on giving hope to the less fortunate members of humanity.
We are happy to report that the Form 4 students for this year are already settled and have been 'boarding' in school since the start of the year with the aim of keeping up/ improving on the good performance. The sponsorship program has given rise to a culture of healthy competition which is reflected in the term one examination results this year in all the classes.
Warm regards to all the donors from the Students and Teachers.
Principal, Kyaithani Secondary School