Posts Tagged ‘school fees’

Kenya orphan needs school fees to become teacher

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

kenya orphan naima a

My name is Naima A. I have lived with my grandmother in a small village in western Kenya since the death of my parents. My grandmother is old and I have to help her with work around the house. Sometimes I am able to learn about vegetable and fruit gardening at a nearby orphanage where Hope In Action helped expand their farming. I like working in the garden and watch every day how the crops grow. It gives me hope for tomorrow.

I was in secondary school, form 1 until recently when I could no longer attend classes until my school fees are paid. I am very sad because I like all 10 subjects that we study. Geography is my favorite. I want to be a teacher when I complete my studies, but for now the school fees are blocking my way.

Kenya orphan grows vegetables to help pay for school

Monday, January 7th, 2008

Sarah C
Hi-My name is Sarah C. I am 14 and attend secondary school, form one. Life is hard since my father died from an asthmatic attack. My mother earns less than a dollar each day by farming. I am learning about gardening at an orphanage where I planted and harvested pumpkins, tomatoes, cowpeas and watermelons. The garden project was sponsored by Hope In Action. The food I grew helped us have more to eat, and we had a little left to sell. I saved some seeds and will plant a bigger garden soon. I want to sell more vegetables so I can pay my school fees. There is a computer at the orphanage and I hope to hear from you. Maybe we can be friends.