Due to the pandemic, our social worker has been visiting girls that live close to the Center as well as to distant and remote areas. She has reassured us that our girls are safe. Efforts are being made alongside the area Chiefs to bring them home to the Center. Many of the girls are requesting to join the remaining girls who were allowed to remain on campus last March.
The girls remaining at the Center not only have been going to school, but have been learning other life skills to equip them for years to come. Two new sewing machines were added and working with Kenyan seamstresses the girls are learning basic sewing techniques, our on-site cook has been giving cooking lessons, the girls skilled in gardening have taught the other girls to successfully grow vegetables, and lessons have been given in the art of crocheting. The addition of a generator along with the purchase of a refrigerator, both gifts from generous donations, have improved life for our girls.
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.
With your generous support in 2019, the security fence has been completed. General improvements are on-going and other necessary items also need to be funded such as obtaining land for producing food in view of Kenya's current locust plague. Please prayerfully consider helping with these urgent needs. Any amount will help!
OUR CURRENT FUND RAISER IS OFFERING A MATCHING DOLLAR UP TO $50,000 UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2020!