Wema Children's Centre

Field Partner

Wema Children's Centre and Highway Academy are a private orphanage and school in Western Kenya in an area with some of the highest poverty and HIV/AIDS rates. Kenyans Teresa Wati and Stephen Juma formed Wema to give poor and orphaned children a home and a high quality education. Today at Wema, 510 children are provided with a loving home, three nutritious meals a day, and most importantly, an education at one of the highest performing primary and secondary schools in Kenya.

Location:
Bukembe Village, Bungoma, Kenya
Partner Type:
Community Based Organization, Private Primary & Secondary School
Population served:
Orphans and vulnerable children from the Village of Bukembe, a poor community of 10,0000 people in rural western Kenya. There are currently 510 students enrolled at Wema evenly split by gender.
Student selection criteria:
Wema does significant outreach into the local community to inform families that their children are eligible for full scholarships. The prospective students are required to take verbal and written tests and they and their families are interviewed at the school. At least 50% of accepted students are female.
Services provided:
Education, boarding, meals, textbooks, counseling (social, college, career), training (agricultural, computer), athletics, clubs and healthcare support.
TSF student promotion rate:
2018 - 100%
2017 - 100%
2016 - 100%
2015 - 100%
2014 - 100%

Wema Children's Centre is raising money for 51 students' school expenses. 51 have been fully funded so far.

  • Leornad

    100%

    Leornad

    Kenya

    Leornad's father passed away and he does not know where his mother is. He stays with his unemployed grandmother. He does not have a grandfather. He has one brother and one sister.

    School Year 2023

  • Ambrose

    100%

    Ambrose

    Kenya

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

    School Year 2023

  • Stella

    100%

    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 2023

  • Lavender

    100%

    Lavender

    Kenya

    Both of Lavender’s parents passed away so she lives with her grandmother. Unfortunately, her grandmother is poor and cannot afford to pay for her food or school fees. Lavender loves to read and needs help pursuing her dream of becoming a teacher.

    School Year 2023

  • Mitchell

    100%

    Mitchell

    Kenya

    Mitchell lives with her 6 siblings and unemployed parents. She loves science and would like to become nurse.

    School Year 2023

  • Joshua

    100%

    Joshua

    Kenya

    Joshua loves English and learning. He comes from a poor background and is unable to raise fees for secondary school.

    School Year 2023

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