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 79 students' school expenses. 79 have have been fully funded so far.

  • Sheila

    100%

    Sheila

    Kenya

    Sheila’s mother passed away when she was two years old so she stays with her unemployed father. She loves playing volleyball and wants to be a college professor someday.

    School Year 2019

  • Quelington

    100%

    Quelington

    Kenya

    Quelington comes from a poverty stricken family. His family stays in a slum and cannot afford anything. He enjoys chemistry and computer courses and hopes to become a computer engineer.

    School Year 2018

  • Mercy

    100%

    Mercy

    Kenya

    Mercy is from a poor, illiterate family without any source of income. Her father was physically disabled in an accident and struggles with a drug addiction. She needs help to assist her family in the future. She enjoys playing volleyball and reading novels, and wants to become an Engineer someday.

    School Year 2018

  • Andrew

    100%

    Andrew

    Kenya

    Andrew lives with his very poor mother who cannot afford two meals a day for the family. Their father abandoned his family, which has led to the dragging of his education because of lack of resources. He needs support in to complete his education and help his family. He loves studying Kiswahili and religion and hopes to become a teacher in the community.

    School Year 2018

  • Nelima

    100%

    Nelima

    Kenya

    Nelma has a very large family who stay with different family members. Her mother is the primary breadwinner despite suffering from some form of untreated mental heath challange. Nelma is happy with the company she has at Wema but sometimes is sad thinking about the challanges her family faces. She wishes to study law. When she becomes a lawyer she hopes to relieve her mother of the burden she undergoes holding her family together and perhaps take her to the hospital. "I thank Wema for giving me the chance to study hard and help my family out of the financial problems we experience." -Sarah Nelima.

    School Year 2019

  • Faith

    100%

    Faith

    Kenya

    Faith's parents are too poor to afford her education. She has three brothers and one grandmother. She loves playing football (soccer).

    School Year 2019

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