Crossroads Springs Africa facilitates secondary and post-secondary education for disadvantaged Kenyan youth so they can reach their potential and become sources of economic and leadership strength in their communities.

THE HAMISI BOARD

Above is a photo of the Hamisi Board. The board chooses the students for sponsorship, considering KCPE scores, family situation, interviews, motivation, and more. Asante sana... many thanks... that help is so essential!

STUDENTS GO BACK TO SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY

Our high school students reported to their respective schools on August 27th for their third term. The students were facilitated with their school fees and other requirements they needed for the term. Our continuing university students have also resumed study at their universities. Owen Alikula and Sydney Mmbohi have started their second year studies. Silas Iningu is also a second year student and has started his second semester. Celestine Chemwor completed her year one studies. On the 28th of August she started her internship at Eldoret Racecourse Hospital to gain skills and experience in her social work and community development course. She will be expected to go back to school next year for her second and last year. All our university students were facilitated with their tuition fees, money for rent, food pocket money and fare to their schools. We are wishing them well and expecting good results. We are also glad to report that six of our eight university students have already reported to their universities, two will be reporting on September 3rd. We  facilitated them  with their requirements and they were very  much grateful  for the support and very excited  to join their respective universities. Heartfelt thanks to our CSA donors and sponsors who make education possible for these eager, talented students.

CSA BOARD MEMBER MARY KLAUS TRAVELS TO WESTERN KENYA

From July 23 to August 14, 2018 CSA Board Member Mary Klaus, along with two other Western New York residents, met up with the Friends of Kakamega team and traveled to Western Kenya for a visit with our students and staff as well as with the Kakamega Orphans Care Centre children. The trippers packed extra suitcases full of supplies for the children which included yarn, towels, fleece jackets, soccer balls, tooth brushes, fluoride treatments and more! Approximately 110 children received fluoride treatments, a program that began two years ago at KOCC and has become an annual event, thanks to our friend, Tom Potts DDS who trained our volunteers and donated supplies and equipment. Thanks also to our local dentists for donating toothbrushes. Pastor Ida said there have been fewer trips to the dentist! The trip proved to be an inspiring and enriching experience. Mary Klaus, who is our sponsorship chair, was able to meet with our CSA secondary students including during home visits in Hamisi. Our team in Kenya, Grace and Lydia, who manage our student program, met with Mary to discuss our program and to offer additional information on the progress of each of our students. Mary visited four of our students’ homes in Hamisi. She was able to meet with the student, parents, grandparents and/or caregivers at each home to gain a better understanding of the challenges our students face on a daily basis. She said that “In most cases we reached the houses from a foot path. For me, it was a humbling experience. The homes are made of stick frames and mud.”