Dear Friends and Partners,
We’re often asked how we find students to join our program. They are surprised to learn that it is completely by word of mouth. In the Dagoretti slums of Nairobi there are many HIV support groups and word spreads quickly that Friends of Ngong Program will provide a real chance for their children. It is often mothers or aunts in these programs who immediately bring their children to our office to see if they can join us.
On the waiting list today are over 100 children ages 8-10. They have academic aptitude and guardians who support education. All they need is a sponsor. Some of the students waiting for sponsorship are:
I am a mother myself and wish we could support all of the students. It breaks my heart when ailing mothers come to our office accompanied by their little ones asking if their children have been matched with a sponsor. It is emotionally draining to see their pain every day. However, they have hope that they will be matched with a sponsor and get to join the program for a chance at a transformed life.
Would you be able to sponsor one of the students above? For approximately $2/day, you can give a student a chance through education. Let’s spread the word and give children like Lenox, Victor and Dorcas a chance.
Program Director, NRCA