We have 23 students out of the 80 students attending the Red Rose School whose family circumstances are so dire, they can not afford to pay the $75 annual fee for tuition, meals, and basic healthcare provided at the school. Most of these are partial or full orphans who lost their parents due to AIDS, are are being raised by relatives, siblings, or other non-related guardians who have taken them in out of compassion in the community.
Please scroll to the end of this message to read about all the wonderful children who still need sponsors to continue their education at Red Rose. We have been very blessed that new Friends of the Red Rose School in the USA and Canada have emerged in the past few weeks to bring hope and make the possibility of a brighter future through education a reality for these children. To learn about the other supporters who are helping the children at Red Rose, please click here.
Six-year old Mercy Ayuma is going into first grade in January after successfully completing the pre-unit at Red Rose this year. Mercy lost both her parents four years ago, and is being raised by a maternal aunt in Kianda neighborhood of Kibera. -- Mrs. Nancy Prowitt and her family in Arlington, Virginia will sponsor the education of Mercy at the Red Rose School in 2007. Thanks a zillion and be blessed. (Dec 13th)
This is Diana Akinyi, currently in standard one (first grade) at Red Rose. Diana is an HIV/AIDS orphan who lost both her mother and father in 2003, and lives with a guardian in the Kianda neighborhood within the Kibera slums. -- Kathy Olesko and Wayne Davis of Springfield, VA will be sponsoring Diana's education at Red Rose. Thanks a zillion! (Dec 1st, 2006)This is Jael Amunga, currently three years old and a member of the pre-unit/baby class at Red Rose. Jael lost both of her parents to HIV/AIDS in 2005 when she was only one year old. She is being raised by an aunt and a paternal uncle in Kibera. -- Matt Fagan and Bonnie Tice of Alexandria, VA will be sponsoring Jael's education at Red Rose. Thanks a zillion! (Dec 1st, 2006)
This is Marilyn Achieng. She is 7 years old and she has just completed her first grade at Red Rose. Marylin's father passed away in 2000, and she lives now with an aunt who is her guardian in the Kianda neighborhood of the Kibera slums. Marilyn has been promoted to the second grade beginning in January. -- Carrie McGraw of New York City will be sponsoring Marilyn's education at Red Rose next year. Thanks and be blessed! (Dec 17th)
Above is Hillary Nyapola who is 9 years old, and has just successfully completed the first grade at Red Rose. Hillary's father died in 2002, and he is being raised by his unemployed mother who depends on hand outs from neighbors. Because of poverty, Hillary was not able to begin school, but a late start to formal education has not hindered his love of learning and zest for life. --Christie, Roger, and Hilary Platt of Washington DC will be sponsoring Hillary Nyapola's education at Red Rose next year. Thanks and be blessed! (Dec 10th)
Laureen Atieno is 9 years old. She lost both her parents to complications related to HIV/AIDS, and is being raised by a guardian in the Kianda slum neighborhood. Laureen has completed the first grade at Red Rose, and will begin the second grade in January 2007. -- The Platt Family of Washington DC and the Bradford Family (David, Jessie, and Nora) of Potsdam New York are generously sponsoring the education of Laureen Atieno in 2007. Be blessed! (Dec 28th)
Cynthia Atieno is 7 years old. She completed the first grade at Red Rose, and will be beginning second grade in January. Her father passed away in 2002, and she is being raised by her widowed mother in the Kianda neighborhood of Kibera slums. -- The Platt Family of Washington DC is kindly sponsoring the education of Cynthia Atieno at Red Rose in 2007. Thank you! (Dec 28th)
Elizabeth Akoth is 5 years old. She lost her father to AIDS when she was only four months old. She is being raised by an uncle in Kibera, and she has been promoted from the nursery/kindergarten class to the pre-unit class at Red Rose beginning January 2007. --Contributions from Louisa Cannell of Bethesda, Maryland and Maria Screti of Florence, Italy will sponsor the education of Elizabeth at Red Rose from January to December 2007 (Dec 8th)
Rhoda Adhiambo is 5 years old, and she lost her mother in 2002 when she was only 1 year old. She is being raised by an uncle in the Karanja Road neighborhood of Kibera. Rhoda has completed the nursery school this year at Red Rose, and will join the pre-unit in January. -- Jackie and Mark Grazette from Upper Marlboro, Maryland, are sponsoring the education of Rhoda Adhiambo at Red Rose in 2007. Asante sana! (Dec 28th)
Six-year old Keith Ochieng stays with his mother in the Kianda neighborhood of Kibera. His father is unknown. Keith completed the pre-unit class at Red Rose and will begin first grade in January 2007. -- A generous contribution received from an anonymous supporter in Ontario, Canada, will pay for the cost of educating, feeding, treating, and supplying Keith Ochieng at the Red Rose School from January to December 2007. Thanks and be blessed! (Dec 14th)
Viona Akinyi is seven years old. Her father passed away due to AIDS in 2003. She lives with an aunt in Kianda neighborhood of Kibera. The whereabouts of her mother are not known. Viona did very well in the pre-unit class this year, and will begin first grade at Red Rose in January. --Pete Atkin of Brooklyn, New York will be sponsoring Viona's education at Red Rose next year. Thanks and be blessed! (Dec 17th)
Thank you very much for any help you can offer to support these children. It costs only $75 to sponsor the tuition, meals, and basic medical care for a child for one full year at the Red Rose School. An additional $5 helps provide vital school supplies such as pencils, writing pads, erasers for one child for a year. Be blessed! Click here to see who else is supporting the Red Rose Children.