This is Delvin. He is 11 years old and he has been chosen for sponsorship starting January 2019. He was chosen for sponsorship due to his outstanding performance in school and because school fee payments have been a struggle for his parents. He is in class 6 and has been sponsored by Kickstart Kibera for 3 years. His favourite subject is Science and he would like to be an engineer when he is older.
This is Susan. She is 15 years old and she has been chosen for sponsorship starting January 2019. She was chosen for sponsorship due to her solid school performance in spite of challenges with both parents passing away at a young age. She now lives in a children’s home. She is in Form 3 and has been sponsored by Kickstart Kibera for 3 years.
This is Kesta and he is 17 years old. The founder first met him in 2011 whilst teaching him maths. He was a very bright and active pupil who always had his hand up first. He is currently in Form 3 of secondary school and has been sponsored by Kickstart Kibera for 11 years, being the first child to be sponsored.
Kesta is paving the way for his younger siblings and with the charity’s support will be able to show what opportunity mixed with hard work can result in for children from the slum.
This is James and he is 19 years old. The founder first met him in 2012 whilst teaching him maths.
Whilst all of the children sponsored are from challenging background, his is especially so and the founder was blown away at his resilience and determination to make the most of his circumstances.
He is currently in Form 3 of secondary school and has been sponsored by Kickstart Kibera for 9 years.
Being brought up in truly extreme levels of poverty and having missed substantial amounts of school in the past he is beating all of the odds and breaking down all barriers to ensure he gets what is rightfully his–an education. He wants to be a pilot when he grows up.
This is Faith and she is 17 years old. The founder first met her in 2013 whilst her family were struggling to pay for her school fees. After reviewing her class reports and speaking with Faith directly, the founder decided to sponsor Faith. She is currently in Form 3 of secondary school and has been sponsored by Kickstart Kibera for 8 years.
There are many children within her family who are of both primary and secondary school ages and do not have the opportunity to attend school. With the support of Kickstart Kibera Faith is able to show other children in her family that there is hope and chances to break the cycle of poverty.
This is Diana, she is 20 years old and has been sponsored by Kickstart Kibera for 5 years.
The founder first met her in 2011 when she taught her maths and was impressed with her attitude and ability.
She graduated from secondary school at the end of 2019 and is now at college studying social work and community development. She has already undergone a placement and is getting lots of useful experience to prepare her for the world of work.
This is Anne and she is 20 years old. The founder first met her in 2012 whilst her family were struggling to pay for her school fees. After reviewing her class reports, which were very complimentary, the founder decided to sponsor Anne. She finished secondary school in 2021 and was sponsored by Kickstart Kibera for 9 years.
She dreams of becoming a neurosurgeon and is looking into her options for further eduaction.
This is Rose and she is 21 years old. The founder first met her in 2011 when she taught her and her younger brother maths. She has an abundance of energy and positively participated in classes. She has now finished secondary school after being sponsored for 4 years.
Now that she has finished her formal education, she dreams of becoming a journalist.
This is Patience and she is 22 years old. The founder first met her back in 2012 when she taught her and her older sister maths. She performed incredibly well academically and was a very well-mannered pupil. She has now finished secondary school after being sponsored by Kickstart Kibera for 4 years.
She’s recently found a job working as a receptionist.
Her siblings didn’t have the same opportunity to go to school as she did. We hope that she is able to break the trend of poverty being passed down from generation to generation.
Nicholas has finished secondary school having been sponsored by the founder of Kickstart Kibera for the last 2 years of his secondary school. She had found this pupil in Kibera whilst he was out of school due to missed school fees and his family were unable to find the funds to pay for him to go again. The founder reviewed his reports and found he was an outstanding pupil who excelled in school and as part of the school football team. Before sponsoring him the founder spoke to him and informed him a lot of work was needed for him to catch up on the months of school he had missed due to unpaid fees. He did incredibly well and managed to finish secondary school with a B, being awarded a certificate from his school for outstanding performance.