Children are Learning and Mothers are Working: LIFT Update

We have had several recent achievements in our LIFT program that we are very thankful for:

  • We are currently supporting 33 students in Kenya!
  • We were able to pay school fees early to all our supportive schools! This way our students didn’t lose any learning time by having to be sent home because of unpaid school fees.
  • A good number of our students reported back to school on the opening date, except in Kwa Njenga slums where they recorded 100% return on the opening date.  In Kibingoti we had also had a good number of returning students on their opening date.  In Nairobi, most of our schools reopened despite the May’s cold weather.
  • None of our students have been reported ill or missing and they are all busy in school and doing quite well.
  • Parents responded well to our request to have the report cards in the office earlier for better reporting and compilation.
  • 10 LIFT Mothers have come together to start a coffee growers Co-Op in our rural farming community, Kibingoti.  With the help of some Broomfield donors, mothers in Kenya are getting a chance to start a coffee growers Co-op! A coffee plantation has been leased and we had the pleasure to connect with FIPS in Kenya, an agriculture knowledge sharing organization who will be partnering with Light Up Hope to both bring new knowledge to the ladies in the Co-op as well as pass the farming knowledge on to lift up the entire village! We are excited to see this empowerment project grow!

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