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Jambo Sana report by Steve Nyota - March 2013

Jambo Sana report by Steve Nyota - March 2013

I am delighted to present to you the report of Jambo Sana (henceforth JS) in another year that has been full of successes. Jambo Sana was founded to provide a second chance to many children and young people who could not make it in life through the normal systems in Kenya. The normal systems of succeeding favour those who are from stable families, have money or are super intelligent. This excludes people from poor backgrounds or children born to single mothers. These children find it hard to concentrate in school due to hunger. For these JS provides food at lunch on condition that they attend school. The second group are the girls who drop out of school early due to pregnancy. Others make it up to class eight (the end of Primary schooling) but cannot continue to secondary school due to fees. For these JS offers trades such as computers, hairdressing, basic electrical course etc to give them a chance in supporting themselves. We seldom support people with secondary schooling as we do not as a policy like to create long-term dependency.

This report will include how we have performed on all these fronts. There have been challenges and these will continue but there have been huge success stories for which we thank God. We fully understand that some people struggle a lot to raise the funds that we spend and we are forever grateful. We hope that the conditions in our part of Kenya and others will one day improve and that those who benefit from JS and its partners will thrive personally and have enough to support others in Kenya or elsewhere in Africa.

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