Unlike in the Western world where there are many options, in Kenya you don’t stand a chance for any job or career specialization unless you have a high school certificate. Children do Eight years of elementary level, 4 years of high school and 3 to 4 years of college. Many OVC who manage to get to the 8th year of their elementary education excel in their national exams but lack fees for High school so they end up in early marriages, prostitution or as house helps in the homes of the middle class families. One friend from the US came to Kadawa and visited a child headed home of 4 girls and one boy who had lost their parents to HIV/AIDS in a span of 3 months .The eldest was 13 years but had to make and sell local brew in order to feed her siblings. The men she sold to the brew would get drunk and force her into sex – she got pregnant at age 14. The same men had started to sleep with her 10 year old sister. This friend from Oregon listened to their story and decided to inherit the 5 children. He supported the eldest girl to start a small business, took the boy to high school and took the 3 young girls to a boarding school at Elementary level. He went back to the US and spoke to a few friends and family on the possibility of sponsoring a child to a boarding school where they are cared for and protected. Out of this simple act of love, today we have 21 girls and 2 boys in boarding schools fully sponsored. They are working very hard and are very focused on what they want to be in future. This year, 2013, we had 11 girls and 4 boys who excelled highly in their Elementary level National exams but only 4 got sponsorship. Our heart is out for those who excel because they will easily compete to University and come back to make an impact on the society. It costs about USD 1000 per child per year payable every January.
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This is an opportunity not just for one church or individual, but to impact an entire community.
Victory Center is a holistic ministry motivated by our love for God and neighbors, mobilized to be engaged in multi-dimensional services to HIM by serving others inclusively – caring for the spiritual, psychological, social, physical well beings of others, with multi-facet (religious & charity, public & private) services and at multi-levels (personal and institutional, local and global), in the framework of reconciliation vertically with God, and horizontally with humanity.