"I want you to study hard so that you can rescue our family from poverty. Your father and I are poor and the only gift we can give you is an education. You are intelligent. Rise up and make your lives meaningful. I gave birth to you and I know you have what it takes to make it in life. Work hard my children."
Author: Patrick Odongo (Patrick Odongo)
Sadly, this year World Jumprope Championships which was to be held in Cleveland, USA from June 23-28 was cancelled due to Covid-19 but Michelle and her teammates keep practicing hard with high hopes for next year.
Fears about coronavirus are gripping the world. Right now, you might feel like getting in your bed and hiding under the covers. Fortunately, there are timely messages out there that can help you get through from the Kenyan Jump Rope Champions. Stay safe during this time!
We seek to bring mentoring into 25 schools in 2020 to help children and youth learn how to have healthy family relationships, the foundation for a better future for them—and for Kenya. Studies have proven that mentoring youth can result in positive outcomes associated with academic achievement, physical health, socioemotional competence, and improved decision-making skills and goal-setting self-efficacy. However, naturally occurring mentoring relationships may not be easily accessible for many youths.
Young people throughout the world need attentive guidance to become adults who have reached their full potentials in life. This guidance can come through both formal and informal mentoring from caring adult role models.
Kenya’s youth are in life circumstances that make mentoring even more important in their development. They lack resources-- both physical things and supportive people-- to help them. Resources and support are what Ugali Youth seeks to supply through these mentoring programs: It is the spirit of Ubuntu at its best!
When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy and relief they feel are indescribable. Sponsoring a child is a personal way to show God's love to a child in need. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares for them means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child in need will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well. For $35 a month, you'll help that child and their community, and when you sponsor a child, you'll receive your child's photo, personal story and a child sponsorship packet by mail in approximately two weeks.
Leadership Camps, seminars, training, and other events equip children and youth with leadership and life skills they need to discover purpose. Equally important, studies show that young people thrive in all aspects of their lives and are buffered from the effects of adversity when they have access to a web of supportive and meaningful relationships.
“Nuru means Light in Swahili”
For the past 20 years, the people of Nuru Center have worked with the children, youth and parents in Mathare, under the leadership of Pastor Steve. Our dream is for Nuru Center to become a multi-level community center housing a church, school and training center, and a community restaurant. The Nuru Center will be a bright contrast to the current conditions of Mathare.
Our goal is to help 500 young people rise above the horrific poverty that surrounds them. Your gift can help the Nuru Centre give orphaned and the poorest of poor children welcoming, safe classrooms, nutritious meals, life skills, and a vision for a better life. We hope that through this nurturing care they will become Kenya’s leaders for tomorrow.
Schools in low-income areas of Kenya are a safe haven for children whose parents are away from home, working as best they to provide for them. Through these schools, we seek to nurture the whole child, going beyond daycare and basic education, to provide nutritious meals, mentoring and a place where they can make friends, play and pray.
There are only four public schools in the Mathare slum, often with over 50 students in each classroom, Ugali Youth works to support these students with resources and mentoring to help them succeed.
Kibera settlement in Nairobi Kenya is where the country’s first every jump ropers sprang from. Introduced by world-class jump roper Mike Fry in the streets of Kibera, the sport grew though the community, and the area is now home to many a jump rope champion. They now pass their skills on to the younger generations, creating a space for young people to feel free and express themselves.