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.

  • Praxedes

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    Praxedes

    Kenya

    Praxedes' father is a casual laborer and her mom is a house wife. Praxedes has nine siblings. Two of them have been forced to drop out of school because they cannot afford the fees. The rest of her siblings remain in school but due to the large number and demands, her parents are not able to afford all the school fees. As a resut they are often prevent from coming to class and sometimes have had to repeat grades. Now that she has a scholarship Praxedes educational costs are paid for. By the time she leaves the school, she hopes to have achieved life skills and top grades to enable her become a doctor. "Through God's mercy, i got a chance to be admitted to Wema Children's centre. this will help me greatly in my education and also help my parents to focus on my other siblings and also home necessities." -Praxedes.

    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

  • Roffine

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    Roffine

    Kenya

    Roffine's father suffers from an undiagnosed mental condition. He disappears at times and then reappears unexpectedly. The family lives on a small piece of land and Her mother works in people's farms. During her primary school days, Roffine was regularly sent home for the small fees that her mother could not afford to pay in time. She is now very comfortable at Wema and she says it feels to her like her home. "I will work extra hard to achieve my goal of being an accountant and help my family." -Rophine.

    School Year 2020

  • Kevin

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    Kevin

    Kenya

    Kevin lives with his 5 siblings, two grandmothers, and unemployed parents. They are unable to provide for his education so he needs help pursuing his love of math and science. Someday, he hopes to become a doctor and help his family.

    School Year 2020

  • Phanice

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    Phanice

    Kenya

    Phanie's father died when she was ten years old due to brain cancer. Her mum runs a thrift shop where she sells second hand clothes. Her sisters works as a waiter in a hotel and uses whatever she earns to pay her own fees at the college where she is taking a degree in education. Her younger brother is in primary school. When Phanice was in primary school, she spent a lot of time out of school waiting for her parents to find some money to pay for her exam fees. Her life has changed now that she has been provided with enough books to read and also no longer misses class. "I thank Wema very much for the great impact they have had on my life and also the great teachers at this place and I am confident i will achieve an A after my four years here." -Phanice.

    School Year 2020

  • 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

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