Sponsored Children

DianaThis is Diana, she is 16 years old and has been sponsored by Kickstart Kibera for 2 years.

The founder first met her in 2011 when she taught her maths and was impressed with her attitude and ability.

She is currently in Form 3 of secondary school and is a class prefect, popular with both her teachers and fellow pupils. When she finishes her formal education, she dreams of becoming a lecturer.

Diana’s family are currently unable to afford the school fees. Her siblings are currently out of school due to the absence of school fees. Without the support of Kickstart Kibera Diana would be unable to complete secondary school and fulfil her dreams.


RoseThis is Rose and she is 18 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 participates in classes. She is currently in Form 4 of secondary school and has been sponsored by Kickstart Kibera for 3 years.

When she finishes her formal education, she dreams of becoming a journalist.

Her family face the daily challenges of poverty and whilst she is at boarding school, she is able to interact with other kids in a safe environment which is not a guarantee for her at home.


PatienceThis is Patience and she is 18 years old. The founder first met her back in 2012 when she taught her and her older sister maths. She performs incredibly well academically and is a very well-mannered pupil. She is currently in Form 4 of secondary school and has been sponsored by Kickstart Kibera for 3 years.

When she finishes her education, she dreams of becoming either an engineer or an environmentalist.

Her siblings currently don’t have the same opportunity to go to school as she does. With the support of Kickstart Kibera we can help to break the trend of poverty being passed down from generation to generation.


AnneThis is Anne and she is 16 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 is currently in Form 2 of secondary school and has been sponsored by Kickstart Kibera for 6 years.

When she finishes her formal education, she dreams of becoming a neurosurgeon.

Anne is attending a very good secondary school having achieved exemplary grades at the primary school that Kickstart Kibera sponsored her to go to. With the help of Kickstart Kibera she will indeed finish secondary school and have her options for the future significantly broadened.


KestaThis is Kesta and he is 13 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 Class 8 of primary school and has been sponsored by Kickstart Kibera for 8 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.


JamesThis is James and he is 15 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 Class 8 of primary school and has been sponsored by Kickstart Kibera for 6 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.


FaithThis is Faith and she is 14 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 class 8 of primary school and has been sponsored by Kickstart Kibera for 5 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.


Alumni

One pupil, 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.

He is currently at University studying Architecture after a friend of the founder in Nairobi agreed to work with his father to ensure his university fees were paid.