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Our Waiting List

Here is a selection of the children who are currently looking for a sponsor. If you want to enable one of them to go to school please get in touch with us!

Grace B. M., 14 years

Almeric M., 8 years

Cynthia A., 17 years

Mary A., 13 years

Joshua M., 9 years

 Malvin M., 13 years

Mercy A., 11 years

Travis C., 4 years

Derrick O., 15 years

  Duncan T., 18 years

Shamin A., 8 years

Faith M., 10 years

Rooney M., 13 years

Lona S., 18 years

Benjamin M., 11 years

Grace B. M., 14 years

Grace is a fourteen year old girl who lives together with her mother and her five siblings in Kitengela. The family has gone through a lot since the parents separated. Together with her siblings Grace is frequently sent out of school because her mother is unable to pay school fees for them. Her mother doesn’t have a stable job and works as a casual worker to sustain the family and the father does not support them in any way. Therefore, they even struggle to pay for the basic needs such as food and rent. Grace would love to go to school again without the fear of being sent home. With a RealStars sponsorship she could be supported and enjoy a smooth learning process.

Almeric M., 8 years

Almeric M. is an eight year old boy living with his older brother and his uncle in Kitengela. Almeric dropped out of school in 2016 because his mother was not able to take him to school.  Almeric’s mother became sick and died in December 2017. Luckily, in 2018 they went back to school through their pastor’s help. The church contributed money to pay rent and household items for them. Their uncle also dropped out of school in class 8 due to lack of school fee and works as a conductor. His earns very little therefore cannot provide for his nephews. Almeric loves dancing and singing and he does that in church and during leisure time. His future dream is to become an Artist.  

Cynthia A., 17 years

Cynthia is a seventeen-year-old girl living in Bondo village, with her siblings and her single mother. Cynthia’s father died of an illness and her mother has been the sole provider of the family. She does casual work and sells some of her farm produce to sustain the family. The income she gets is not enough to cater for the needs of the family and pay the fees of her kids. Cynthia’s elder brother just completed high school and her sister is in class 7, Cynthia just joined form 1, after scoring 273 marks in her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exams last year. Cynthia will like to be assisted in furthering and completing her education

Mary A., 13 years

Mary A. is a 13-year-old girl and is currently in grade 6 at Star of Wonder School. She comes from a family of seven; her mother and her six other siblings with ages from 23 to 1 years old. The family doesn’t pay rent at the moment as they have been given a grace period to live in the room where they are supposed to pay a rent of Ksh.3000 per month, as they are his oldest tenants. The landlord has given them 2 rooms in the establishment, the store and a main room. Mary’s oldest brother, Ibrahim, sleeps in the store while the rest of the family sleep in the main room. They do not have any beds and sleep on mattresses on the floor in the cluttered unclean rooms. Due to the low irregular income Mary’s mother Pamela’s work does not consistently provide the family with basic needs and they sometimes go without food although Mary has two meals (Breakfast and Lunch) at school.

Mary A., 13 years

Joshua M., 9 years

Joshua is a nine year old boy and he is in class three in a primary school in his village. Joshua is the lastborn in a family of six children. His father is the only breadwinner and they live in a two roomed house made out of mud and grass thatched roof. His mother abandoned the family and left the village. Joshua’s father is left alone to care for the children but he does not have a permanent job. He tries to sustain his six children by taking up casual work but what he earns is not even enough to cater for food every day. Therefore the father is also unable to send his children to school and Joshua has been sent home often because his school fees had not been paid. But Joshua is determined to continue with his education and to achieve his goals, his favorite subject is mathematics and in future he would love to become an Engineer.

Joshua M., 9 years

 Malvin M., 13 years

Malvin M. is a 13-year-old boy who lives in Kangemi with his paternal aunt since his parents passed on, his mother in 2010 and the father in 2016. The aunt who is the mother’s sister has been his legal guardian since then, taking care of him and the sister. The aunt who sells food at the nearby market called Gishagi in Kangemi does not make much from the small business she runs which has her in debts as she has to take care of not only Malvin and the sister but also her three children that live with her as well.

Due to the aunt’s unreliable source of income and the lack of support from their other family members Malvin has been having challenges with going to school forcing his aunt to take loans and borrow money from well-wishers. The aunt was able to get him into Form One at Escapement Secondary School where he is currently in Form 2 and also reach an agreement of paying his school fees in installments.

 Malvin M., 13 years

Mercy A., 11 years

Mercy A. is a 11-year-old girl who lives in Kibera with her father and four sisters while her mother and brother live in the countryside. Mercy’s parents are both casual workers the father who does welding while the mother does small scale farming. Despite both parents working they have been struggling to put their children through school. Education in Kenya is expensive despite the government saying it is free, the teachers have remedial classes which are not cheap. Mercy is currently in Ayany Primary School Grade 3. The father who is the sole provider of the family. Despite his small earnings which he uses to cater for the basic needs of his family both in Nairobi and the countryside and pays for her remedial classes and other expenses presented by the school. Mercy would love to continue with her education to be able to achieve her dreams of being a nurse when she is a grown up. 

Mercy A., 11 years

Travis C., 4 years

Travis C. is a 4-year-old boy who lives with his mother in Kibera. His mother got pregnant with him when she was in Form 2. Upon hearing Travis’s mother was pregnant, the father abandoned her causing her to drop out of school to find means to take care of her and her baby because her parents were also needy. She then resulted to coming to Nairobi from the Countryside to do casual work to be able to sustain herself and her son which is roasting maize. Due to the mother’s unreliable source of income from roasting maize the Travis’s has not been able to join school and gain an education, as she already has all the other basic needs to cater for both her and her son. Travis is a young vibrant boy with his whole life ahead of him. He does not know what he wants to become when he grows up but being at his age, he should already be in a play group so he can make a life for himself.

Travis C., 4 years

Derrick O., 15 years

Derrick is a 13-year-old boy living in Kianda, Kibera with his mother and brother in a one room house where they pay Ksh.3000 per month. The mother who came to work in Nairobi as a house girl in 2006 in pursuit of a better life, struggled getting a job and in the process met Derrick’s father who at the moment could provide for her from his casual jobs. She then decided to settle down with him as she looked for something to do and gave birth to Derrick and his brother, but the father later on lost is source of income and abandoned the family.
Derrick’s mother currently does Casual Work washing clothes at Langata, Jamhuri and Yaya locations to enable her to provide for her Two sons. Derrick sat for his K.C.P.E. scoring an average of 357 Marks out of 500 Marks but has not reported to Form One because his mother is not able to send him to school.
Derrick is a bright but a needy boy if supported, his life as well as for his mother and brother shall be improved.

Derrick O., 15 years

  Duncan T., 18 years

Duncan is 18 years old in form four in Shadrack Kimilel Mixed day Secondary. He lives with the parents in Kibera. They live in a two room made of iron sheets.The parents live in one room,while Duncan shares a room with his late sister’s two children.Due to the passing of his late sister Duncan has not been well mentally.He therefore has been attending counseling sessions in Kenyatta National Hospital, to help him through the situation. The father who is a businessman, working as a fruit vendor, sells fruits in a nearby market where he gets an average profit of Ksh.300 per day. The mother who does casual work of washing clothes makes also an average of the same on a good day and Ksh.100 on a bad day.Duncan is a needy child who if assisted despite his age is willing to go to school and make something of himself as well as assist his parents. If assisted Duncan could pursue his dream of one day becoming a lawyer.

  Duncan T., 18 years

Shamin A., 8 years

Shamin is a 8-year-old girl who lives in Kibera with her mother and three younger siblings,the family of five lives in a two roomed house where they pay ksh 3500 per month of rent exclusive of electricity which is Ksh 400. However the lectricity in their house has been disconnected due to lack of payment. Shamin is currently in Grade 3. Shamin’s mother is a casual worker who washes clothes to earn a living,the father who abandoned the family after a disagreement with the mother is not present in their lives. According to the mother the main reason for her being abandoned was that she gave birth to three girls and because he is a cultural man he despised her for it. When the mother got pregnant with her fourth child the father took his clothes and left the house for another lady; luckily he left while the wife was 8 months pregnant and she gave birth to a baby boy. The mother disclosed the father sometimes sends her Ksh.100 intended for buying the baby boy milk as he does not recognize his other children. Shamin is presently not going to school due to lack of school fees as the mother only makes an average of Ksh.300 on a good day which she uses to cater for the basic needs of the family. She is an optimistic girl with a bright future and would really appreciate any kind of support towards education.

Shamin A., 8 years

Faith M., 10 years

Faith is a 10-year-old girl who is in Grade 5. She is the first born in a family of two. Her sister is 8 years old. They both live with their grandparents in their home. Their mother was never married. She works as a house maid in Garissa town but is now diagnosed with severe ulcers and now she is under medication. The mother cannot work for now and she is depending on other people for help.The grandmother is responsible for Faith, her sister and her other four cousins. The grand parents gave Faith’s mother a small space where she has erected a one room mud house to live with her two daughters. They all share one bed. When we visited it was lunch time the children were fed porridge for lunch. The grandmother shared with us that she cooks porridge for Lunch to save for dinner. Faith is a hard working girl who dreams to be a lawyer when she grows up. To achieve her dream she needs a financial support towards her fees payment. When supported Faith will be able to change her life as well as her family members.

Faith M., 10 years

Rooney M., 13 years

Rooney M. is a 14 year old boy who lives in Kibera Lindi. He is currently in class eight at Chemi Chemi Primary school and lives with his mother; Eunice and two siblings; Favor and Robert as well as his cousin; Patrick.They all share a one room house with a rent of 2500 per month, not including water which is 5ksh per 20 litre container and electricity which is 300 a month. Eunice is a single mother.  To earn a wage she does casual work at the moment consisting of washing clothes, earning around 300 shillings per day. Rooney’s mother is struggling immensely and she is limited in the help she can get as family members who could be of help are also struggling. The mother separated with the Rooney’s father due to too much beating that she would receive whenever the husband was drunk. Rooney would really appreciate any kind of support towards education.

Rooney M., 13 years

Lona S., 18 years

Lona S. is a eighteen year old girl living with her family in Kibera. She is in Secondary school where she is in form three. Her mother used to be the main breadwinner in the family since she had a better job than the father, but lost her job and now she stays at home due to some health issues. She was recently diagnosed with high blood pressure which only allows her to so small jobs. The father is a casual worker in construction sites when he is able to get work. Lona has other siblings in school who also need school fees. Therefore it is a struggle for the family to pay for food, rent and fees for all the children. The family of seven live in a one room house where they pay 1000 per month and 300 for electricity. The father gets 500 per day whenever he gets the work which is used to cater for all the basic needs of the family. If Lona could get support she could continue going to school and have a chance for a brighter future.

Lona S., 18 years

Benjamin M., 11 years

Benjamin M. is an eleven year old boy, who is currently in grade 3. He lives with his siblings and parents in Congo area, Kawangware slum. Their house is made out of iron sheets and is partitioned to accommodate the cooking area, sleeping area and a living room. His mother works as a tailor who mainly repairs old and torn clothes for people. His father is a casual worker .The income the parents get is not enough to cover for rent and the basic needs of the family.

Benjamin is often sent home from school because of school fees arrears. Sometimes he stays home for weeks because they don’t have money.

Benjamin is a very bright boy, with the assistance of a RealStars sponsorship he would be able to go to school and pursue his dream of being an Accountant.

Benjamin M., 11 years
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