These children lost all of their male relatives during the Sudanese war and fled to a refugee camp and later Kenya with their mother/aunt. Reuben (a member of our congregation) is their only living male relative and he helps support them. However, he is unable to also pay for tuition, while supporting his own family in North Dakota.
For several years, some members of St. George’s Church have paid for their tuition through the African Scholarship account. Now that account is depleted. On January 1, 2024, another $1700 tuition payment is due. The amount we have paid has increased over the years as the children enter high school and tuition increases. We are hoping we can continue to help these children obtain a high school diploma, therefore increasing their odds of obtaining good jobs after graduation. Once the older children graduate, they may be able to help pay for tuition for their younger siblings. They have overcome so much….they started school without knowing Swahili or English.
Please consider donating to the African Scholarship Fund. These kids’ future will be greatly affected by your generosity. – Jane White