The ongoing effort of transforming orphans into leaders continues as a team of passionate supporters head to Kenya and Tanzania this July.
Team Returns to Kenya and Tanzania
A team of New Dawn supporters will be returning to Kenya and Tanzania from July 17 to August 5 to support our kids in school in Laikipia, Kenya and to begin building a new high school for orphans in Ishinde Village, Tanzania.
New Dawn Kenya continues to graduate top scoring students who are going on to University with Government support due to their high academic achievements. The team will assist graduating seniors with their legacy project. This year will focus on maintenance and ensuring past projects are in good working order. Improvements are excepted to better distribute the biogas fuel generated from the 2015 project to where it is needed.
In Tanzania, the team will celebrate the first production from the new greenhouse which was supported by Sunrise Rotary of Napa.
The greenhouse provides an immediate source of revenue and will help feed the students in the future. Last year a water well was completed and water was made available to the local community and made further development possible. This year we will also be laying foundations for the main hall of the New School.
Your prayers and financial support are needed more than ever. The number of orphans needing support is growing and additional facilities are needed in both Kenya and Tanzania. Both schools need capital funding for facilities and ongoing commitments to support the daily operating needs of the schools. It takes about $1000 per year per student to provide room and board and a top notch high school education. Can you help? You can learn more at www.newdawncommunities.org.
Listening and Caring
Our members talk to our students about the issues they have faced in the past and help answer their questions from a biblical perspective. God loves each of them and we go there to remind them that we do too.
We have been informed by James Kariuki, our Director in Africa, that the recent New Dawn graduating class has received the exciting and outstanding news that they have placed #18 in scholastic ranking out of all the private High Schools in the country of Kenya. James received calls of congratulations from all over the country.
Every year in Oct-Nov senior students take a month long exam which covers the four years of high school. Results are received in March and are broadcast on radio and TV throughout East Africa. It is a very significant event because education is highly valued in the country and given much prominence and recognition among universities, industry, and the general public.
The fact that New Dawn, being a school for orphans and disadvantaged kids with no cost to the student (students have to pay for high school in Kenya), has placed so high in the ratings, attention has been given by the media, The Citizen TV Channel, which Is one of the major channels in the country. James was recently interviewed by them on TV with members of Kenya’s Department of Education.
Only 2 of our students received a C+ grade with all others receiving A’s and B’s. This is even significantly better than last year when our graduating class ranked #30 out of the top 100 private schools. Our current students are so happy and joyous and have vowed to place even higher next year!
New Dawn Secondary School for Orphans is a very exceptional school and the only one of its kind in East Africa. That is why it is getting such attention from the press and media. The school is an inspiration to the whole country where they can see that hopeless, abandoned kids have been lifted up from the pit of despair and destruction and are doing so well!
All praise goes to Jesus – and to each one of our students who have worked so hard, and to our teachers, staff, and administrators, who have all been supervised by our wonderful Director, James Kariuki.
The above link takes you to the World Christian Outreach, Inc.’s YouTube Channel. However, those videos are also embedded within their respective website pages at World Christian Outreach and New Dawn Communities, but are broadcast via the YouTube server, and can be watched in the full screen view.
NEW DAWN COMMUNITies - LAIKIPIA, KENYA - Ishinde Village, Tanzania