Send an Orphaned Child to Secondary School

by The St Jerome's Centre

£508.25

raised by 20 donations

of £500.00 Target Goal

102%

Story

In January I’ll be heading out to Kenya for a few weeks to work with St Jerome’s, a small orphanage based in Nakuru. The home provides food, shelter and education for 33 children aged 6 years +. During my stay, I’ll be mostly teaching English and helping the staff with general duties around the home. For those of you who are unaware, HIV is a huge problem in Kenya. In 2018 there were 1.6m people reported living with HIV. This combined with the lack of access to medical resources, has resulted in over 25,000 AIDs related deaths in 2018 alone. In 2010 this figure was over 64,000. As a result, large numbers of families are torn apart and thousands of children are left homeless. With a lack of social support, many of them turn to the streets and become victims of violence, drugs, and alcohol abuse. But by providing a safe environment and a decent education, St Jerome’s helps these children transform their lives for the better. So, with this in mind, I'm hoping you can help! Two more children have recently moved into the home, and St Jerome’s needs support to help to put these children through secondary school. Without an education, they’re unable to break out of poverty and remain trapped by their circumstances. Before my departure, I’d like to raise £500. This is enough to cover one child’s school fees for a year. In Kenya, this will have a huge impact on a child’s future. I know it's coming up to Christmas and everyone is watching their spending, but if you can make just a small donation I’d be so grateful and it really would go a long way. St Jerome’s is run by volunteers and relies entirely on sponsorships and donations, so it’s people like you that are changing these kids lives. Donate today and help support a child, and the amazing work of the home :) If you have any questions please message me, or you can find out more about St Jerome's Centre over at their website: stjeromescentre.org.uk
About charity

The St Jerome's Centre

The St Jerome’s Centre is a registered OSCR charity running a children’s home just outside the town of Nakuru, Kenya. In 2009 some of our trustees were volunteering in a children’s home that was closed down, they began to raise money to build a new home to care for the children. We officially opened the home in January 2012 with 8 children and we now care for over 30 children, we also employ 6 full time staff. We provide food shelter and education for all of our children who come from a range of backgrounds: some are orphaned, some have lived on the streets, some come from families dealing with poverty and addiction. We also provide a fair wage to our staff who can then provide for their own families. Our monthly budget comes from sponsorship and the cost of caring for one child is £45 per month, or £1.50 per child per day. Without these sponsors none of our work would have been possible and for that we are very grateful! However, we always have costs that surpass this amount. At present we are aiming to provide all of our children with primary and secondary education. In Kenya primary education is free but fees must be paid for each child in secondary education. This is something that is of great importance to us, as a good education can change the lives of children in Kenya, setting them up for a brighter future with more opportunities available to them. These costs can only be covered by fundraising efforts so we would like to thank everyone who has supported us by donating!Charity Registration No. SC044241

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Last Donations

Anonymous donated £50.00 on 2020/1/30 at 9:26.

Ailsa donated £10.00 on 2020/1/6 at 13:27.

"Have fun you amazing people Xxxx"

Paige donated £10.00 on 2020/1/5 at 11:2.

Anonymous donated £50.00 on 2020/1/2 at 21:5.

Anonymous donated £50.00 on 2019/12/30 at 20:49.

Anonymous donated £50.00 on 2019/12/30 at 17:43.

Eva donated £88.25 on 2019/12/30 at 17:39.