It is early Wednesday morning, and I am with my two daughters. We navigate Nairobi’s tangled traffic and pulsing central business district on our way to visit the Maisha Girls’ Safe House. We are only approximately 20 minutes from bustling downtown Nairobi and immediately sense that this is a truly safe space for the dozens of girls who call it home. It is our first visit here and I can already tell that, besides excitement, there is something different moving in me.
Six months ago today I was ordained a Catholic priest… yes… you read that correctly! Don’t know about you, but it does not feel like it was half a year ago. Time moves strangely these days.
25th of July was a special day for the Jump Rope family. Impelled by our mantra “Jumping into a better future”, we sought to share our giftedness with Maisha Safe House family. We were linked to Maisha safe house family by Mr. Patrick Odongo, who is the Director of Ugali Youth. We were aware that although the Covid-19 pandemic had had a serious negative impact on the urban poor, there was still ‘a silent majority’ of vulnerable people, ‘a special category of poor’ who were being left out in most mitigation efforts.........
$35 Monthly will help support Elementary Education Sponsorship
$75 Monthly will help support High School Grade 9-12 Education Sponsorship
$95 Monthly will help Continuing Education Sponsorship
$50 annually will help support one child attend mentoring programs, such as Leadership Camps
$125 will help support a child at the Nuru Center with clean water, food and healthcare.
$425 Annually will help support Education Education Sponsorship
$760 Annually will help support High School Grade 9-12 Education Sponsorship