Thank you, our donors, for your ongoing generosity and interest in these students from a desperately poor and famine prone area of eastern Kenya.
Below are two emails just received today (17June) from the Principal of the school and from the President of the students. They so clearly state how much the scholarships mean to the students and how much benefit they are providing.
We encourage everyone to keep supporting this scholarship program and help spread the word to others who might be interested in also helping. Terry & Jan
Email from the Principal, Kyaithani Secondary School
The scholarship program is one of the major ways in which the donors have influenced the lives of students in Kyaithani High School. In addition to helping the bright needy students acquire education, the initiative has inculcated a spirit of healthy competition among the learners leading to improved academic performance and as well built a name for the school in the locality.
As we appreciate the economic fact that resources are scarce and the tedious task of mobilizing funds from donors, we pray that God works out a way to get more donor funding to even expand the program.
Email from the Student President, Kyaithani Secondary School
Hello our kind and loving donors. I am Carol, President of the student body of Kyaithani Secondary School, writing on behalf of my fellow scholarship recipients.
Our appreciation and gratitude to you is beyond what we can explain. Most of us had almost lost access to education.
We met today and when we discussed your goodness to us we asked our teachers for your contact addresses just to extend our gratitude to you. Feel loved and appreciated by us for your kindness to us. Those of us who are in the fourth level (grade 12) promise to work hard to earn ourselves good certificates. Our dear principal and teachers have offered to us both moral and academic guidance and through them we have enjoyed peace and kept disciplined.
The bad news about the fire that burnt two boys sleeping houses at our school in May caught us at a surprise but taught us a lesson that we could be having some enemies either from within us or from around who either don't love us or envy us. We have learnt today from our teachers that our donors are working some good plans to replace the lost items and we thank you in advance.
Our trip to Nairobi that you sponsored us several years ago is very fresh in our minds and we keep on talking about it to our juniors who had not joined the school by then. There is constant supply of water from the borehole and we enjoy and make use of the installed lighting system. We have had a chance to email students in Chatelech Secondary School today and we hope this will continue.
We look foward to your next visit in our school