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 78 students' school expenses. 15 have have been fully funded so far.

  • Stella

    50%

    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 2019

  • Lawrence

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    Lawrence

    Kenya

    During primary school, Lawrence stayed with his grandmother who was visually impaired. He used to do small jobs to pay for his school fees. Despite the challenges, he managed so score very well on the primary school exam in 2015. However, he was not able to attend high school in 2016 because he couldn't afford the fees. He is very grateful to receive a scholarship and now he is facing no challenges at school. "i am working extra hard to make sure i score an A in my KCSE exam and become an engineer in future. Then i will assist the needy and the orphans through Wema." -Lawrence.

    School Year 2019

  • Joseph

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    Joseph

    Kenya

    Joseph's father died in 2008 when he was only 7 years old. Joseph and his siblings went to live with their granny who, till her death in 2015, cared for them. Joseph's eldest sibling got a scholarship from Kenya Commercial bank who sponsored him in high school and are still sponsoring him at college where he is taking a diploma. His elder sister has just completed high school and was admitted to college, but there is still uncertainty whether they will be able to afford the tuition. Joseph had problems raising the fees required at the public primary school. Now that he has a scholarship to attend secondary school, he is studying comfortably and he does not need to worry about being sent home do to lack of school fees. He would like to get a good grade that will help him get a well-paying job. "Wema has helped me so much and now I am working towards my dream of becoming an engineer. I am so proud to be part of Wema." -Joseph.

    School Year 2019

  • 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 2019

  • Sheilla

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    Sheilla

    Kenya

    Sheilla’s father passed away and she does not know where her mother is. She and her three siblings live with her unemployed grandmother. She loves reading books and wants to be a journalist one day.

    School Year 2019

  • Rachael

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    Rachael

    Kenya

    Rachael's father is poor and their livelihood is derived from a small farm. She has one brother, and three sisters. The elder sister is in Form three studying through a bursary and the rest of her siblings are all in primary school where they are catered for by her parents. In primary school, Rachael was often out of school because her family was often unable to riase money for her school fees. Her life has changed from a life filled with uncertainties about the future to one brimming with hope for a good future for her and her family. She intends to study as hard that as she can so that one day help a student as needy as she is to realize their dream. "I thank Wema very much for giving me the chance to join this school and I will work very hard to achieve my dreams" -Rachel.

    School Year 2019

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