I am Abigail Simalo, and I want to share my heartfelt gratitude with you. I am currently in Form 2 at Kajiado Adventist Rescue Centre, and I am 16 years old. I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your incredible support and kindness. I want to tell you a bit about my life. I am an orphan, the third of six siblings—three boys and three girls. In 2017, my world turned upside down when I lost both my parents. They fell ill in the same week and passed away within a week. It was a devastating time for me. My mother passed away first, and just one day later, my father left us as well. They were both buried on the same day. At that time, I was young and still in primary school. We were left under the care of our stepmother, who has been caring for us ever since. I completed my Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) in 2021, and I am proud to say that I passed with a mean grade of B. That achievement opened doors for me, and I was admitted to Narok Girls High School in Narok County, which is […]
In the face of significant challenges posed by early pregnancies, the LUHA Feeding Program stands as a beacon of hope for the communities it serves. This program takes a holistic approach, focusing on nutrition, education, and empowerment, and it has made remarkable strides in preventing early pregnancies among young girls. Let’s explore the inspiring success story of how the LUH Feeding Program has transformed lives, championing the cause of adolescent well-being and shaping a brighter future. “LUH has addressed our most pressing issue of hunger and malnutrition. The lunch, fruits, and eggs have helped create a conducive learning environment that fosters student engagement, motivation, and active participation in school activities. Since the beginning of the feeding program, not a single case of early pregnancies has been reported. Learners no longer spend time searching for food elsewhere, reducing the risk of being lured into engaging in risky behaviors. LUH’s feeding program nourishes not only our students’ bodies but also their minds, leading to enhanced overall performance and educational outcomes. We are grateful to be one of the beneficiary schools of LUH’s school feeding program. May God bless all those who have made this possible.” Mrs. Eddah Sais, Headteacher of Elangata-wuas Primary […]
Sylvia’s life began with hardship after losing her mother, leaving her and her siblings to fend for themselves. Her father, faced with immense challenges, made the painful decision to abandon his children, setting them adrift in a sea of uncertainty. Separated from her siblings, Sylvia embarked on a six-year journey marked by solitude and struggle. She sought refuge as a house help, hoping for stability, but what awaited her was a nightmare. In a world of opulence, Sylvia endured unspeakable cruelty, both physical and emotional. Resilience and Achievement: Sylvia’s journey from adversity to achievement is truly remarkable. Despite facing formidable challenges, she excelled in her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE). Recognizing her potential, LUH provided invaluable educational support, opening doors to her future. Throughout her high school years, Sylvia’s commitment to her studies never wavered. Although her employing family exploited LUH’s assistance, she completed high school with an impressive academic record. This achievement paved her way to a diploma in Business Management, a testament to her determination to break the cycle of adversity. Over the span of three years, Sylvia benefited from financial aid, mentorship, and counseling by LUH’s dedicated Woven team. Their unwavering support strengthened her spirit and […]
In Lugari, a village in Western Kenya, lives a remarkable young woman named Mediutrix. She’s the oldest of three siblings, caring for her two younger brothers still in primary school. Her family faces unique challenges – her father is visually impaired. Despite this, Mediutrix stands strong, earning a commendable B+ in her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, a testament to her unwavering determination. Mediutrix’s journey began with an act of kindness. During her early primary school years, the school recognized her potential and sponsored her education upon learning of her father’s blindness. This ignited her determination to succeed. In Pursuit Of A Better Tomorrow But life had more challenges. After her impressive results, her mother vanished, leaving the family confused and uncertain. Despite efforts to find her, she remained untraceable, leaving countless unanswered questions. In this turmoil, Mediutrix found gratitude in the Light Up Hope Organization. Daily, she thanks the sponsor who transformed her life. Their support goes beyond education, helping with basic needs and allowing her father to save from his kitchen garden. Light Up Hope Africa Organization covers all aspects of her education: tuition, development fees, transport, pocket money, and educational trips. It has shaped her path and […]
A lot has changed in the past few months, and we’re thrilled to share some exciting news from the LUH family! These updates reflect our commitment to making a positive impact in the communities we serve. We’re excited about the progress we’ve made and the opportunities ahead as Light Up Hope Africa continues to grow and evolve. Thank you for your support in helping us change lives for the better.