Month: July 2019

Month: July 2019

John

We have been supporting John since Class 3 at public school. His mother was part of a health project we were involved with at the time and John performed well enough to secure a place in the Watoto Wetu project.

When John was in Form 1, he took Judo lessons to learn self-defense. The lessons were being offered for free at a Catholic church near his home. With time, he realized that he enjoyed Judo and started playing competitively. As a result, he has represented Kenya in nine different countries for the last six years.

In June 2019, John graduated with a Diploma in Information Technology from Jomo Kenyatta University and is began a new chapter in his life. He continues to work at Judo, experiencing continued success, and hopes to land meaningful employment soon so he can support his mother who is often sick.

Thanks to the support of the Watoto Wetu project and generous donors, John is currently independent and is able to pay bills for himself and his mother.

Vallary

Vallary is 17 years old and the third born in a family of seven children with a single mother. Her father died in floods five years ago, but while he was alive, he caused the family a lot of misery by physically abusing her mother and caring only for his own needs. Vallary’s mother taught herself cobbling skills to provide for her family.

Vallary is in Form 3 at Limuru Girls National High School. She was the best performer in Class 8 with a score of 395 out of 500 and remains in the top 25 of a class of over 300 students. Vallary aspires to be a lawyer and will, no doubt, go far with God’s guidance.

Vallary’s school fees are $960 USD per year.