Congratulations to our New High School Students!
Hongera yetu New High School Wanafunzi!
Tracy Nyangasi was accepted to Saint Barnabas High School for Girls in Seme, part of the Kisumu District. Macreen Adhiambo recently graduated from this high school in January 2015. Caroline and Paulina also attend Saint Barnabas High School having a student to teacher ratio of 17:1.
Tracy Nyangasi at Saint Barnabas Everline Anyango at God Kado High School
Everline Anyango was accepted to God Kado High School in Kager, near Homa Bay. Raphael Odhiambo met with Everline’s new teachers and observed her and fellow students in a field study for their Biology class. This school is also a beneficiary of the Safe Water Systems sponsored by the Jubilee Village Project. God Kado is fortunate to have a student teacher ration of 6:1.
Please Welcome - Tafadhali Kuwakaribisha
Winnie Wasonga Oyugi
Winnie Wasonga Oyugi
Winnie Wasonga Oyugi is our new bookkeeper and account manager for the Dunga Orphan Project/Community Care Initiative. She is a recent graduate of KCA University, located outside of Nairobi, as a Certified Public Accountant ll. Prior to her degree at KCA, she graduated with an Accounting Technician Certificate from KASNED in 2013.
Winnie spent much of her youth growing up in an orphanage, so she is very aware of the importance of support, mentors and education for orphan and needy children. Her scholastic scores and achievements are quite strong. She has also worked as a student office assistant for KCA University and as a voting clerk during the 2013 general elections. Winnie also has a Kenyan Government Clearance.
Winnie Wasonga comes highly recommended by the Kenyan Advisory Board who was very thorough in their screening, testing, and interview process. We are very lucky to have Winnie as our newest staff member. We are also grateful to our Kenyan Advisory Board. These Kenyan professionals have donated their time and talent to the lengthy process of hiring our new bookkeeper. Asante!
Sylvester recently joined our boys at Sega Boys Primary School!
Hivi karibuni alijiunga na wavulana wetu!
Raphael, Elijah, Sos Peter, Sylvester, Nicolas, Nathan, & Ellias
Raphael and the boys are pictured above at Sega Boys Primary School in Sega Township on a Saturday. All of our boys have done very well at Sega School. The teachers and instructors have gone out of their way to help and encourage these students. In return, the boys have all given their best effort and have improved in their scores on almost every report card. Sega Boys Primary is considered one of the best primary schools in the district. We are very blessed to have their support.
Updates - Mwisho
Peres Auma at Xaverian School Mary Cheptai and Raphael
Peres Auma is now attending Xaverian Day School in Kisumu as a second year high school student. Mary Cheptai will also be in her second year attending Saint Mark’s Tom Mboya High School. These moves will allow both girls to be closer to home and family responsibilities.
Vocational School Students - Wanafunzi wa Shule ya Ufundi
Christine Zwena recently graduated from high school in January and will be taking computer classes this spring. She will consider potential vocational schools to apply to for September admission. Congratulations Christina!
Christine Anyango and Angelina recently entered into their second semester at Kisumu Polytechnic School. Both young women are part of the Institutional Management Department providing business and culinary education for the hotel and hospitality industry – one of the fastest growing economy sectors in Kenya.
Mary Violet with Raphael
The rest of the children are doing well in their current primary and secondary schools. Our two university students, Macreen and Jackie, are working hard at their studies. If it were not for the ongoing support of our many loyal sponsors, these orphaned students would have very little opportunity. We are all very grateful for their continued backing.
Erokamano! (Thank you in Luo)
In our next issue, please look for the Annual & Financial Report
New Board Members
and other updates.