High school students work very hard in Kenya, especially at boarding school where they are tasked with up to sixteen hours a day of classes and studying.
The whole experience is considered preparation for a single, comprehensive, three-week examination at the end of high school. Despite this tremendous workload and intense pressure to perform, most students see education as the key to a better life, and they place great value on the opportunity to work hard each day at school.
We are proud of all our high school students' efforts and commend them for their dedication.
We are pleased to announce that Friends of Kakamega (FoK) and the Kakamega Orphans Care Centre (KOCC) have embarked on a promising partnership with Crossroads Springs Africa (CSA), a nonprofit organization with a mission similar to ours.
CSA's scholarship coordinator and social worker Grace Wambui, who knows and worked with the students in Hamisi, joined KOCC as a full time staff member and works closely with our bookkeeper Mercy Nawade to pay CSA student fees and with Administrator Nelson Ida to place students and provide emotional support, advice, and guidance to CSA students.
CSA has expressed gratitude to FoK and to the Care Centre management, leadership, and staff for their invaluable help in making the partnership and its early accomplishments possible. We at Friends of Kakamega are excited to work with CSA as it continues to sponsor Hamisi high school students, expands its support to students in Kakamega, and begins to send promising graduates to colleges and universities. Friends of Kakamega, Crossroads Springs Africa, and the Kakamega Orphan Care Centre have a growing sense of the promising possibilities for our future together as we enable even more students in Hamisi and Kakamega to advance their education beyond eighth grade.
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