Help 8 of Upendo most promising orphaned girls to grow up and become what they dream to become !
Sponsor a child !
They urgently need our support so they may reach Secondary School Level!
The cost incurred by a secondary school education is approximately 1000 euros a year.
It covers room and board as well as all fees, school supplies, clothes, personal hygiene supplies, medical expenses and everything else the student needs for the entire year. Just 2.74 euros a day !
The girls are :
Esther Gatumbi ; Martha Wambui, ; Jane Njoki ; Pauline Muthoni ; Ann Wangari ; Joyce Mugure ; Veronica Njambi ; Linet Waithira.
Make a Difference and Sponsor a Girl Today
Sponsoring one of the girls at Upendo School and Children’s Home could be one of the most important decision you ever make !
Only 48% of girls in Kenya attend secondary school. Among orphans, the statistic drops even further.
Education Changes Lives
A secondary school education changes lives. Your sponsorship does not just change the lives of the student, but also the Murang’a community, improving the quality of life for everyone – now and into the future.
Your sponsorship can help end the cycle of poverty for the orphans at Upendo and help the girls transition into a future full of success, fulfilment and independence.
The girls of Upendo understand the importance of an education and have consistently had top ranked exam scores in their district. They hope to become doctors, lawyers and accountants. With your help they can succeed.
Structure of the Kenyan education system
Kenya’s education system is divided into three stages: primary, secondary and higher education. Primary education starts at the age of six, lasts for eight years and is organised in three stages: lower primary (ages 6-8 or grade 1-3), middle (9-10 or grades 4-5) and upper primary (ages 11-13 or grades 6-8). Secondary education lasts four years (ages 14-17 or form 1-4).
Please see the girls pictures, courtesy of Melanie Dascenzo (Photos were taken during her trips to Kenya over the years,2006,2009,2011 and November 2013)
Also please read also letters from the Girls.
See the girls letter requesting sponsorship here
Some extract from Esther's letter :
Some extract from Esther's letter :
"I would like you to sponsor me from form one to University. The reason as to why I want to reach from that level to the last one, is that I want to attain my goals. I would like to be a surgeon when I grow up. And for that, I will be able to help my siblings, other orphans and you too"
Martha Wambui is sponsored !
Martha is going to reach secondary school in 2016 thanks to V.O Traducciones !
Version Original Traducciones S.l.
Martha works hard to excel in school and hopes to become a pediatrician one day
Martha has called Upendo home for most of her life. She wishes to attend secondary school and University so that one day she can take care of and provide for other people, just as she was cared for at Upendo when she was very young.
Esther Gatumbi is sponsored !
Esther is going to reach secondary school in 2016 .
Thanks to Riccardo Pelizzeni, he ran the Dublin's half marathon for Esther.
Esther arrived at Upendo in 2006 when she was five years old. She did not know english when she arrived be very quickly became fluent. If you met her, you would immediately believe that she can accomplish her goals of not only going to university, but obtaining an advanced degree while also caring for orphans that have had a childhood like hers.
Ann Wanguri is sponsored !
East Africa Children's Hope (EACH)
Ann joined the Upendo girls in 2005 when her mother passed away. Since then Ann has thrived and grown into a motivated young woman. Ann hopes to join some of her sisters at Kahuhia Girls High School next year.
Ann is always helping others and taking care of her little sisters at Upendo
Linet Withaira needs sponsors !
Pauline Muthoni needs sponsors !
Pauline is 16 years old and hopes to enter secondary school next year. She would really like to attend Karoti Girls High School. Pauline, like many of the Upendo girls is an orphan because her family could no longer take care of her. Pauline believes education is the key to a new life for her and her sisters.
Pauline on the letf
Joyce Mugure needs sponsors !
Veronica Njambi needs sponsors !
Jane Njoki needs sponsors !