Kenya Visit 2017

One of KFACE’s directors, Erma Weernink, visited Homa Bay this past summer to check on the program and visit with our students.  The high point was when Erma hosted a gathering of the university students for lunch and an afternoon celebration.  The girls, and one boy, chatted, compared notes, wrote letters to their sponsors and all in all had a fabulous time.  Thank you Erma!

 

Mourine Atieno Odongo – Maseno University

 

Saline Matengo – Baraton University

 

Sharon Okella Adhiambo – Ederton University

 

Atieno Anyango Vivian – Technical University

 

Emelda Achieng Ochieng – Egerton University

Vida Beryl – Moi University

 

Chrisine Akinyi – Mt. Kenya University

 

Irene Adhiambo – Moi University

 

Faith Oyugi – Kabianga University

 

Ogolla Molline Achieng – Jaramogi Oginga Odinga

 

Sharon Atieno Omino – Musinde Muliro University

 

Tracy Bala Akoth – Musinde Muliro University

 

Atieno Monica – University of Nairobi

 

Linda Awuor – Meru University

 

Valary Pesla – Zetech University

 

Akoth Victorine – Pwani University

 

Odeta Akinyi Javela – Laikipia University

 

Molvine Dibogo – Kisumu National Polytechnics

 

Roney Ogutu – Kenyatta University

 

Millicent Akinyi Ogutu – Tom Mboya University

 

Maxine – Sori High School

Director’s Message

The Director’s of KFACE wish to express our sincere condolences to Erma Weernink, fellow director, field agent and sponsor, on the loss of her dear father, Albert Weernink on September 5.

African Dinner

KFACE would like to thank everyone who attended our fundraiser on Thursday June 1.  The African Dinner was a great success and we raised over $2,700!!

A big thank you to Nash and all his staff at Jambo Grill for the delicious food!!  Thanks to Landsea Tours & Adventures, Ken Bailey at the Sea to Sky Gondola, the Vancouver Art Gallery, Samantha Hembroff, Margherita Repetto, and the Jewish Community Centre for donating prizes for our raffle.

 Thank you to Peter Kostaps for designing a beautiful poster for the event, and special thanks to our MC Paul Chiarenza who always has everyone laughing, and also organizes basketball tournaments to benefit KFACE with his students at Southridge Secondary School!

2017 African Feast

KFACE is hosting our African Dinner on Thursday June 1, 2017 at 6:00pm.  We hope to see everyone there again this year for another fun night and delicious food at Jambo Grill!

2017 KFACE Annual General Meeting

The Kenya Foundation to Aid Children through Education will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday April 18, 2017.

Our First Post-Secondary Graduation!

KFACE is excited to announce that Rahema is our first post-secondary graduate student!!  She recently graduated from Asumbi Teachers’ College and we are very proud of her!

Well done Rahema!

KFACE KLASSIC 2017

On the weekend of January 27 28, the Southridge Senior Girls Basketball Team, the Storm, hosted for the third time the KFACE KLASSIC, an exciting basketball tournament for the best teams across the province.  As the name of the tournament illustrates, the players, their coach Paul, the parents and other volunteers work tirelessly to organize the tournament as a benefit for KFACE.

We are so grateful to them all for their generosity and hard work.  We are also deeply impressed with the example the school provides and the opportunity it gives its students to be involved in such a meaningful way with their peers in far away Africa.

The Southridge players distinguished themselves with an impressive second place finish, losing only to Langley Christian.  Congratulations to the winners and all the players and wonderful people who participated in this generous event.

New Sponsors

We started working six years ago with high school students, 16 of whom were accepted last year at university.  Thanks to our generous sponsors, they are now able to take advantage of this opportunity to attend University and pursue a career.

However, this year, because of a recent change in requirements, we have seven more candidates than we have sponsors.  That so many qualified is wonderful news, but we urgently need new sponsors.

It takes $700 a year to sponsor a girl in university.  Additionally, we try to provide a few items she will need when she leaves, as well as a short course in computer training.  We are looking for sponsors ($700 a year for four years), or co-sponsors ($350 a year), or contributions for computer training ($100) or initial shopping expenses ($100).

Any donations are greatly appreciated!!

2016 Annual Bridge Tournament

On November 19 KFACE hosted our Annual Bridge Tournament at the Vancouver Bridge Club.  It was another successful event for us and we raised $2,000.00 for our foundation!

A huge thank you to Ken Lochang, Mike and Vicki Moffat, Julie Smith, Rhoda Taffler, and Susan Peters for their help with this year’s tournament!!

Looking forward to next year’s tournament!!

University Students

The Kenya Foundation to Aid Children through Education is proud to announce that 10 of our students who completed high school have been accepted to university!  We have other graduates in college programs as well and we are extremely proud of all the students on their accomplishments!

Below are a few photos of the students at their universities.

Vivian is attending The Technical University of Kenya

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Mourine is attending Maseno University

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Sharon is attending Egerton University

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Roney and Cecilia are attending Kenyatta University

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Javela is attending Laikipia University

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Valery is attending Zetech University

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