Christmas is the main school holiday in Kenya, so after a good break and some Christmas barbecues the new school term started on the 4th January. At the moment four boys are at secondary school, one at university, two at college, and the rest at primary school.
A number have graduation exams this year so we’re encouraging them to work hard, and have arranged some mentors who are giving extra tuition and support to help them achieve their potential. One of our boys is at university and has got some of his friends to help with this, and there are also some that have come to the home as part of the support we get from the local Rotary Club.
To support their learning we are hoping to equip a new library / study room at the home, with a range of reading books in English and Swahili, other study materials, and a computer.
Comedy at Tumaini
Some friends of Ben organised a comedy night at the home as a fund-raiser. There was plenty of side splitting laughter thanks to some some big-name Kenyan comics, as well as some of the children from the home. And as a result a local hospital has offered full check-ups for all the boys at the home, and six months’ free medical cover. The local MP who came along has offered 5 secondary school bursaries for the boys.