Thursday, February 11, 2016

The NEW SCHOOL YEAR begins.

We've just started our school year for 2016.

Our amazing, dedicated teachers at StoneHouse Academy.
Aron, David, Catherine, Beatrice, Alice, Gladys, Violet and Hellen.


In Kenya education starts at age 3 with 2 years of pre-school and then kindergarten. These small children get a big head start and enter first grade able to read, write and do basic math. If you consider that most parents in the slums have never been to school or have only a few years of schooling. They can't teach their children what they don't know. They're highly motivated to get their kids in school to break the cycle of familial poverty.

We're encouraged every time we visit the school, which is at least 2-3 times a week. Teacher David is teaching the upper classes to march. Then they will raise the Kenya flag at the school.


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We want to say, 'thank you', to our faithful sponsors. 
You are making many families here in Nakuru, very happy. 
To be able to educate their children 
gives them hope for a brighter future.

This year at StoneHouse Academy we are starting out with 12 charity students. That means these kids don’t have sponsors. If we don’t get sponsors for these children we will have to send them home. 


Let us introduce you to 3 sibling groups. 

First.....

Derrick, Eugene and Stacy.

Grandmother, Rose Akini, ready to go into the waters of baptism.

These children have lost both of their parents who died of HIV. Thus, leaving the grandmother to raise the children. She is determined to help these children even though she still has her own children to care for. She is a dedicated church member and was recently baptised. 

Grandmother Rose, after getting baptised.





Derrick Ochieng is in 7th grade.

Stacy Atieno is in 4th grade. Now has a sponsor.


and baby brother....

Eugene Ouma, pre-school, now has a sponsor.

Please help Derrick. He still needs a sponsor. 

Next....

These dear children’s mother is handicapped from birth. She was abandoned by her husband. She wants her children to get an education but cannot afford school fees because she is a beggar and uses her money for rent and food. These 2 precious girls love to learn and are good students. 

Gladys and Ann.



Ann with mother Sara and son.
(The boy does not stay in school and runs away.
We are trying to help him get into a government program.
Please pray for him.)




This is Gladys in 1st grade.

...and Ann Muthoni, in pre-school.

Next......

Lynette is a single mother with 3 sweet little girls who have been attending StoneHouse Academy for the past year. She lives in the deepest slum area and works doing cleaning and doing laundry when she can. Her husband left her to raise the children on her own. All three of these girls need sponsors.

Sharon, Grace and Gloria.

Sharon Maraka, 3rd grade.


Grace Aseka, Kindergarten.


Gloria Shari, 1st grade.
What ever you can do to help these kids and many others like them will be much appreciated. You can make a difference. We have watched sad faces become smiling ones. 
The reward is great!

To become a sponsor go to our website at:
You can make a difference in the future of these little ones.