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 68 students' school expenses. 48 have been fully funded so far.

  • Simon

    86%

    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 2021

  • Lavender

    9%

    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 2021

  • Charity

    88%

    Charity

    Kenya

    Family is very poor, lives on one meal per day. They need help.

    School Year 2021

  • Enoch

    88%

    Enoch

    Kenya

    Enoch lives with his 8 siblings and unemployed parents. He loves math and science and he would like to become an engineer. 

    School Year 2021

  • Winny Gloria

    84%

    Winny Gloria

    Kenya

    Separated family, Mother is jobless and homeless.

    School Year 2021

  • Mitchell

    84%

    Mitchell

    Kenya

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

    School Year 2021

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