This past weekend our sponsored kids and staff at the Lurare Primary School were able to smile big as each received a goat as a gift from some very special CRF donors.
The Lurare Primary School is one of our newest programs in Kenya. We started sponsoring orphan children there just this summer. The school is located in Kimilili, Kenya, in the Northern Province. The program is run by the husband and wife team of Samson and Ruth Wangila. The community has been devastated by AIDS and tribal warfare. While we have quickly found sponsors for 12 children, we still have 32 orphans in the school who need sponsoring out of a total of 150 students in grades 1-8. While all the students and staff are poor, our priority is caring for the orphans first. The school fees we pay for each of our sponsored kids ensures that there are good teachers on staff and 1 nutritious meal per day for all the children and staff. The teachers are paid less than $20 a month to work 12 hour days, 6 days a week. The orphan children live with guardian families from the local church who are willing to take in an orphan while still struggling to feed their own. (more…)