Last November, we celebrated our 2011 School Year Annual Education Fundraiser. It was an amazing night hosted by Mike and Audrey Forshey, and all their amazing and dedicated friends. It was a a wonderful night. Along with the money raised and money donated by sponsors (some of our girls have specific sponsors), we were able to raise all the money for the 2011 school year.
We wanted to update you where the money is going. For the past few weeks, we have been busy registering the girls in schools, some new ones because we had the funds, and paying off the first term school fees. (There are three terms each year)
The great thing is that some of the schools offer swimming and computer courses as well. What an amazing opportunity for our girls!
We have 31 girls registered at four different schools. Here is the breakdown:
Laureate School – Elementary School-Boarding (3 girls)
St. Ann Gichocho Girls Secondary School – High School-Boarding (12 girls)
Mirema School – Elementary – (14 girls total/ 2 boarding 12 day scholars)
Loreto School – High School- Boarding (1 girl)
Totaling: $9410 for the first term. Money is sent separately to Sisters Arise Project for requirements (personal items and school supplies for each girl) totaling approximately $1700 – $2000 a term, this is based on exchange rate and what grades the girls are in.
So there you have it. The girls are settled and ready for the new 2011 school year. Our founder, Rocky Turner, along with Audrey Forshey, will be heading to Kenya in April. We will update you on the girls progress in school then, with plenty of pictures of course!
Thanks again to everyone who supported the 2011 school year. None of this would be possible without you!