Wema Children's Centre

Field Partner

Wema provides support to Highway Academy, a high-performing primary and secondary school in rural Western Kenya. Highway Academy regularly places in the top 100 among over 20,000 schools in the county for academic performance. The School Fund provides scholarships for underprivileged students in the local community to attend this school.

Location:
Kenya
Partner Type:
Population served:
Orphans and vulnerable children in rural Kenya
Student selection criteria:
Need
Services provided:
Boarding, basic medical care, computer center, meals, access to clean water.
TSF student promotion rate:
2015 - 100%
2014 - 100%
2013 - 91%
2012 - 100%

Wema Children's Centre is raising money for 56 students' school expenses. 1 has have been fully funded so far.

  • Ambrose

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    Ambrose

    Kenya

    Father and mother died, and he stays with his grandfather. He has one sister and one brother

    School Year 2020

  • George

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    George

    Kenya

    George's mum sells vegetables by the roadside to earn a living. He has two brothers and three sisters. His family is poor and would not have been able to cater for his high school fees. In primary school, he never had shoes and would go on one meal per day. He however struggled through thick and thin and received an excellent score on his primary school exams. He intends to become computer literate through utilizing the lab at wema. He also intends to acquire real life skills and above all score a grade A in his final examination.

    School Year 2020

  • Stella

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    Stella

    Kenya

    Stella’s father is deceased. She and and her three siblings currently live with their unemployed grandmother who cannot pay for their food and school fees. She loves all her classes and wants to be a judge one day.

    School Year 2020

  • Nelima

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    Nelima

    Kenya

    Nelma has a very large family who stay with different family members. Her mother is the primary breadwinner despite suffering from some form of untreated mental heath challange. Nelma is happy with the company she has at Wema but sometimes is sad thinking about the challanges her family faces. She wishes to study law. When she becomes a lawyer she hopes to relieve her mother of the burden she undergoes holding her family together and perhaps take her to the hospital. "I thank Wema for giving me the chance to study hard and help my family out of the financial problems we experience." -Sarah Nelima.

    School Year 2020

  • Favour

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    Favour

    Kenya

    She has two sets of grandparents who she stays with. The family is very poor. She also has four sisters.

    School Year 2020

  • John

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    John

    Kenya

    John's father died in 2011. at the time of his death, his father had been diagnosed with throat cancer and also kidney failure. HIs mother is a sells vegetables and it is this small business that supports the family of 10. He has 1 brother,younger and 8 sisters, all older. The eldest sister is studying accounts at a nearby college while the second born is married and dropped out of high school. Three of his sisters are in high school where the fees are paid for by well wishers and relatives. his younger brother is still in primary school. He had problems paying small fees required in primary school for lunch and exams. Before he came to Wema, John had to walk long distances to and from school and rarely had two meals a day. He is glad to be in boarding school, he no longer has to walk to and from school and he is guaranteed of three meals a day. " i would like to thank Wema for giving me the opportunity of an education without challenges that pull me down" -John.

    School Year 2020

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