In October of 2016, 12 acres were purchased near Ewaso-Kedong, Kenya. In October of 2019, there are 26 rescued girls, living in a beautiful dormitory, receiving nourishing meals, and attending a fine new school. They no longer need to fear being mutilated with genital cutting, or being married to an older man as his fourth or fifth wife. These girls will not be married off because there was no money to pay for school fees, and they will not be sold for goats or cows or water. Every day Kenyan Schools of Hope carries hope into the lives of young girls.
The dedicated staff at the rescue center and school include three guards, a social worker/house mother, a cook, three teachers, and one deputy head teacher. The dormitory is able to house 120 girls, and the school can accommodate 240 students. Tuition paying local boys and girls are welcome at the school as day students. Electricity is promised to be installed soon and good water is available. The girls are healthy and full of hope today for a better future tomorrow.
The Kenyan Board of Directors and the American Board of Directors continue to work together to ensure the best in every way for the children. Kenyan Schools of Hope also believes a Christ based education of both boys and girls is essential in changing the cultural acceptance of female genital mutilation and forced early marriage. At Osiligi School the saving love of Jesus is paramount.
Completion of a security enclosure (as you can see above) is needed. Animals and intruders including thieves have become a threat to the girls. Other necessary items also need to be funded. Please prayerfully consider helping with these urgent needs. With the Matching Grant of $100,000 your donation will be doubled! Any amount will help!