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New Term Begins

Our school reopened last Tuesday, 2 May, and this term will run until the beginning of August.

Children leaving school at the end of the day

End of term

The school term ended on 4 April, so the school is now closed for the holidays. We will reopen on 2 May.

CVC children leaving school

We are still fundraising so that our children can have porridge for breakfast next term, as many of them come to school without eating breakfast. Click here to donate through our M-Changa fundrsaing page

Thank you for your support 🙂

Fundraising for breakfast at school – can you help?

Many of the children at CVC come from poor families who struggle to feed them, so they often come to school without eating breakfast. When they are hungry it is hard for them to concentrate in class.

Serving porridge to the children

To reduce the level of hunger, at the beginning of March we started giving all the children porridge three mornings a week. Thanks to a donation from a friend of CVC, we have been able to buy enough to last for the rest of this term.

Children drinking their porridge

To continue feeding them porridge three days a week for the whole of the next term will cost us US$470 (click for detailed budget). We would like to raise the money by 2 May as that is when the new term begins. Please donate if you can and share this request with your family and friends.

Children drinking their porridge

The easiest way to donate is through our fundraising page on M-Changa where international donors can use PayPal or a credit card, and Kenyans can send money through M-Pesa and other mobile money services. If you prefer to transfer your donation directly to our bank account, or use Western Union or MoneyGram, please get in contact.

Thank you for your support which will make a real difference to the children at our school 🙂

2017 school statistics

This year we have 280 children in our school, 144 girls and 136 boys. Around two thirds are refugees, mostly from DR Congo and South Sudan, and the rest are Kenyan.

CVC school children

CVC school children

University students visit CVC

Last week a group of students from Pan Africa Christian (PAC) University in Nairobi visited the school. They shared their Christian faith with the children, encouraged them to work hard so that some of them may also go to university in the future and reminded them about the importance of peace during the elections that will be held in August. They also donated some clothes to the school.

PAC university student with the children

PAC university student with the children

PAC university student with the children

PAC university student with the children

PAC university student with the children

PAC university student with the children

School lunch now fully funded

We would like to thank All Stars For Jesus, a children’s Christian group from Kansas in the US for their generosity in fully funding our school’s lunchtime feeding programme.

Children eating lunch at school

Children eating lunch at school

Children eating lunch at school

Children eating lunch at school

Children eating lunch at school

Children eating lunch at school

Margareta’s visit to CVC

Margareta Turos, a teacher and photographer from Hungary, visited the school in January. The children and staff were all very happy to see her

Margareta with some of the children

Margareta with some of the children

If you would like to visit, please contact us.

(Click on a photo to see a larger version. All photos are by Margareta Turos)

Akonkwa visiting CVC

Akonkwa, one of the founders of CVC who now lives in the US, recently visited Kenya with his wife Jennifer and friend Brittany. We were very happy to see them and would like to thank them for continuing to support the school

Akonkwa, Jennifer and Brittany with CVC staff

Akonkwa, Jennifer and Brittany with CVC staff

 

New School Year Begins

On Wednesday 4 January we opened for the new school year. The pictures show Porfirio, our friend from the US, giving out the school supplies he donated to the children. Thank you Porfirio!

Porfirio giving out school supplies

Porfirio giving out school supplies

We would like to wish all our friends and supporters around the world a happy and successful 2017!

Porfirio giving out school supplies

Porfirio giving out school supplies

 

CVC Christmas Party

On 22 December we held a Christmas party at CVC. There was an inflatable play area, face painting and food, and everyone had a lot of fun! The children also received a free medical check.

The inflatable playground

The inflatable playground

The event was made possible due to the generous support of Porfirio Ramirez, an American friend of the school who is visiting Kenya. Thank you Porfirio!

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