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 40 students' school expenses. 40 have been fully funded so far.

  • Lameck

    100%

    Lameck

    Kenya

    The family lives in abject poverty. Parents have no source of income.

    School Year 2024

  • Mercy

    100%

    Mercy

    Kenya

    Mercy lives with 3 siblings and her unemployed parents. She enjoys science and math and she would like to become a nurse.

    School Year 2024

  • Ian Goods

    100%

    Ian Goods

    Kenya

    Ian Goods lives with his siblings and unemployed parents. He elnjoys science and math and would like to become a researcher.

    School Year 2024

  • Lavin

    100%

    Lavin

    Kenya

    Lavin loves math and shines academically. She is an orphan and depends on well wishers to help her through her academics.

    School Year 2024

  • Velma

    100%

    Velma

    Kenya

    Velma lives with her 7 siblings and unemployed parents. She enjoys math and science and she would like to become a doctor.

    School Year 2024

  • Mitchell

    100%

    Mitchell

    Kenya

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

    School Year 2024

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