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.

  • Simon

    100%

    Simon

    Kenya

    Simon lives with his brother and unemployed mother. He loves science and social studies. He would like to become an agriculturalist some day. 

    School Year 2024

  • Ashton

    100%

    Ashton

    Kenya

    Ashton is a kind boy who loves math. He comes from a very poor family. His parents are both unemployed and need assistance supporting their family.

    School Year 2024

  • Benjamin

    100%

    Benjamin

    Kenya

    Benjamin is a sweet boy and loves science. He is a partial orphan. His mother has no stable income to care for him and his six siblings. He needs help to aquire a high school education.

    School Year 2024

  • Tabitha

    100%

    Tabitha

    Kenya

    Tabitha comes from a big family without education because of lack of school fees and needs helps.

    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

  • Brighton

    100%

    Brighton

    Kenya

    Parents are poor. Not able to pay fees.

    School Year 2024

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