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 44 students' school expenses. 0 have been fully funded so far.

  • Juliet

    0%

    Juliet

    Kenya

    She stays with her grandparents, who live in poverty.

    School Year 2022

  • Stella

    45%

    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 2022

  • Ambrose

    0%

    Ambrose

    Kenya

    Father and mother died, and he stays with his grandfather. He has one sister and one brother

    School Year 2022

  • Favour

    0%

    Favour

    Kenya

    She has two sets of grandparents who she stays with. The family is very poor. She also has four sisters.

    School Year 2022

  • Leornad

    0%

    Leornad

    Kenya

    Leornad's father passed away and he does not know where his mother is. He stays with his unemployed grandmother. He does not have a grandfather. He has one brother and one sister.

    School Year 2022

  • Sheilla

    0%

    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 2022

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