Donor-given Vehicle Puts KSHP/Nyashep
'On the Road'
One year ago, we could not have imagined how four reliable wheels and a transmission geared to rural Kenya roads would transform project services. From home visits to school visits, transporting supplies to local schools, participating in regional education conferences, and the occasional emergency lift to a clinic, our project vehicle improves daily delivery of program services.
"The family lives some 90km from Kendu Bay project office. The house itself is 25km from the main highway, deep into the interior through sugar plantations on very rough dirt roads."
[from Isaac Namayi's Home Visit report. May 2011]
Impromptu lift to the clinic.
"The jovial and welcoming grandmother, Roselyn Akumu, suffers poor eyesight, back and general bone pains. She can hardly walk without the aid of walking stick. She was sick at the time of our visit and so we took her to a nearby clinic some five kilometers away, as she was unable to walk there on her own."
[from Yighal Okoth's Home Visit report. May 2011]
"The school is approximately 80km from the Kendu Bay office. The first 35km of the road leading to the school is dirt and takes over 2 hours to maneuver."
[from Rapogi School Visit report. May 2011]
Parents and guardians join in.
KSHP team meets with sponsored students at Rapogi Boys High. Family members are invited when possible, as few can afford the bus fare. Kevin's father, right, enjoys his first visit with his son at school. Kevin is in his second year.
GIRLS EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM
Graduated student workers organize Dignity Kit supplies with education officer, Kenneth Owili. Kits contain underwear and reusable and disposable sanitary pads to help adolescent girls stay in school during their monthly cycle.
A road trip to a partner primary school.
Loaded with supplies, the team heads out to a Dignity Kit distribution event at Migingo Primary. As peer mentors, graduated students play key roles at these events.
NYASHEP Education Trust is KSHP's partner project in Kendu Bay.
PRIMARY SCHOOL OUTREACH
David tells young students, "If I can make it, so can you!"
Orphaned when young, David was sponsored through high school. He hopes to begin university in September on a government scholarship, studying textile design and merchandising.
He jokingly tells the boys, "I am the one who will be designing President Obama's suits."
Lady Sabato tells girls, "I came from a background just like yours and look at me today. In September I begin university. The way is open for you too."
Sponsored through high school, Sabato also qualified for government scholarship and will take up hotel and hospitality management studies.
A good day for Migingo Primary girls.
Millicent joins a 'thumbs up' with Migingo Primary girls, clutching their new Dignity Kits. Girls prize their "empowerment kits" that help them manage their adolescent needs.
A REGIONAL MODEL
Boxes of textbooks for sponsored students give proud evidence of our project's commitment to education during Nyakongo zone Education Day.
Planting seeds for the future.
Student representatives from the zone's 23 primary schools gather under and in the trees to share in the day's events.
The 'future' is here.
KSHP sponsored students join Honored Guests, Peter Liech, left center and Microsoft Regional Manager for East & Central Africa, center. Four of the five students pictured will be in university this year, thanks to sponsorship support throughout high school. They are the torchbearers for every young student in Kendu Bay; the proof that hard work opens doors to a better future.
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