AHADI BOYS ENJOY SCHOOL BREAK BUT NEED $5,000 for 3rd TERM SCHOOL FEES BY 2 SEPTEMBER
Life at Ahadi: Helping with Bean Harvest, celebrating birthdays, Fire Drill practicing escape from upper story window, Playing Soccer, Buying slippers at the market, Listening to Dr. Paul Mutinda from Daystar University Bible department, share scripture after he also brought a generous donation of food stuff. Ahadi Family Kenya values a family-style of living, and tries hard not to make the boys feel institutionalized.
IN 10 DAYS, SCHOOL BEGINS AND WE DO NOT YET HAVE MONEY FOR SCHOOL FEES. CAN YOU PLEASE HELP US, URGENTLY? FEES ARE APPROXIMATELY $5,000 (Ksh. 420,000) FOR 30 AHADI BOYS ($175 AVG. PER CHILD) IF 100 PEOPLE SEND $50 (4,400 KSH) WE WOULD HAVE ALL THE FEES.
CASE IN POINT
Mathew had just begun his last year of high school and had registered for the national exam, KCSE, that would determine eligibility for university, when he learned that his brother had been attacked by thugs and was hospitalized. Since his single mom had passed away, Mathew was in the care of his grandmother, and all of her finances were now directed to the hospital bills for his brother. Mathew, so close to finishing, had to drop out of school because of unpaid school fees. He took the national exam at the end of the year anyway, but because he had not attended class the whole year, he did not perform well. We came to learn of his case, and we invited Mathew to come live at Ahadi while he repeated his final year of H.S. He passed well, was admitted to Daystar University where he studied Community Development, thanks to Ahadi sponsors, and was an exchange student for a year in Korea. His graduation photo was in the July Ahadi Update. On 24 August, he flies out of Kenya to return to Korea for his Master’s degree in Community Development, with all expenses paid! Congratulations, Mathew, and thanks be to God and his sponsors for making this possible.
AHADI’S ALUMNI NEWS
Evans Mungai graduated with a diploma in Finance from Kenya School of Monetary Studies and is continuing for a Bachelors’ Degree at Moi University Nairobi Campus.
Reuben Muriethi completed a diploma in Food Production at Amboseli Institute of Hospitality and Technology and is now looking for an internship.
Francis Kiririu has been hospitalized once again at Bishop Kioko Hospital in Machakos because the TB has spread to his brain. Pray for wisdom as they try to determine if he has a kind of TB that is resistant to medication. He has been on TB medication for 3 months but is not improving as expected. He is showing weakness on one side of his body as well as skin problems.
Paul Maina has once again been given a short contract to work in the IT department of Parliament. He also now is a daddy to a baby boy, named Hinrich (after the person who sponsored his university education) and is in the process of formalizing his marriage.
School fees desperately needed!!!!
Prayer for healing for Francis Kiririu, hospitalized for the 6th time.
Thanks to God for a generous food donation that cut our expenditures this month.
Thanks for donations that covered operating expenses for the month.
Thanks for the little boy mentioned in Case in Point in last month’s Update, who is so happy and settling well at Ahadi as the police and courts follow up on his desertion case. He celebrated his 8th birthday at our house , in our converted garage, when I brought him and 4 other smaller Ahadi boys to give them a change of scenery over school break. They enjoyed Vacation Bible School at Lukenya Community Church.
Thanks for bargain prices that enabled 15 of our teen-aged Ahadi boys to go to 8 days of Christian camp at Diguna.