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Allan Gathongo

Allan is very serious about his education.  From a letter to his sponsors: "I am also dedicated to education and love math. I have been and am working hard to be a surgeon and wishing to help many students in my country to achieve education that they need after my education.  I am happy to be sponsored because my education could have ended at grade 8.  My parents had no money to pay for my high school education.  I am going to take this great opportunity to achieve my goals in life."

Secondary School: Kenyatta

Sponsor: John Cooper and Linda Perkins



Derrick Manethi

A little shy for the camera, Derrick was consistently in the top five students when at Iruri. In a letter to his sponsor: "At school, I am very serious when it comes to time for studying.  I work very hard at school so that I can fulfill my dream of becoming a pilot." His parents are both farmers and he has a little brother and sister, two pet dogs and a cat.  He is proud of his high school, which "is very serious when it comes to academics performance. ... I also like playing soccer and so I joined the school soccer team."

Secondary School: Chinga Boys High School

Sponsor: Laura Lavallee



Isaac Ndegwa

From Catherine: I am delighted to be sponsoring Isaac. I had the good fortune of sitting down and talking to him in June 2016. My first impression of Isaac was of one who loves his family very much. He has a brother and a little sister. He is a soft spoken young boy who is very protective of his little sister who just started Grade 1. I also have met both of his parents who are so grateful of the scholarship program our foundation provides to deserving students. Isaac has performed well in his first year especially in the math and sciences.  He dreams of becoming a jet engineer!  And he talks about being a role model to his younger brother and sister.

Secondary School: Chinga Boys High School

Sponsor: Catherine Survillas



Jane Ributhi

In a letter to her sponsor, Jane writes: Am really working hard at school and I will surely not let your efforts down - I will make sure that that I fulfill my dream of being a neuro surgeon".

Secondary School: Gataragwa

Sponsor: Nasim Fazel



Robinson Gatato

Robinson has always been a high achiever and served as president of his class at Iruri Primary School.  He writes to Donna: "If it were not for you I would not have got to the school of my dreams.  My parents were also happy for they didn't have money for me to continue studying."

Secondary School: Nanyuki

Sponsor: Donna Selnick



Rose Mahinda

Rose writes to her sponsors: "In the future, I am intending to be an accountant and server my fellow Kenyans.  I would one day wish to visit your country."

Secondary School: Murtira

Sponsor: Amy Parker and Chad Keller



Winrose Gitonga

Winrose comes from a family of 5, with younger siblings, a brother and a sister.  She shares with her sponsors: "Outside school, I enjoy listening to music and reading novels.  I also enjoy playing hockey.  In life I would like to be a lawyer.  With this opportunity of education, I will work hard to my level best and achieve my dreams.  I joined the debaters' club and I got a chance to visit the parliament and senate in Nairobi.  I promise you I will work hard and achieve my dreams."

Secondary School: Garatargwa

Sponsor: Cindy Owen and Catherine Survillas


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