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Kenya Campus Update
What You Can Do
Volume 21 Issue 6
A Message from the Director:
Hello Friends of New Dawn, I hope you have been able to be out and about this summer. My wife Diane and I had a wonderful opportunity to take a road trip. We drove about 9,000 miles from Maryland, along the Great Lakes, across the Northern States, over to the West Coast and back to SoCal. One of the purposes of this trip was to tell more folks about New Dawn We noticed that people were eager to hear about something uplifting and inspiring, with so much negativity this past year. We carried some of our brochures along with us and gave them out to those we met along the way. Our mission came up in our conversation very naturally. Then we simply offered them a brochure. The only person who didn't take one was the officer at the border of Canada (but that is another story). It's easy to direct people to our website, NewDawnCommunities.org and then ask them to simply sign up for our news-letter, if they want to learn more. We figure the testimonies of our youth would speak more effectively than our words or the brochure could.
Pastor Ron Sukut
Raising Awareness You are cordially invited to attend . . .
Mark your calendar for our upcoming fundraising event!
We have been able to confirm the Master of Ceremonies for this year’s event:
You will be inspired by Ernesto as he shares his passion for the kids at New Dawn. His trip to both Kenya and Tanzania opened his eyes to the transformation that takes place in the lives of the students.
Cornerstone Community Church
702 Avenida De La Estrella
San Clemente CA 92672
Seating Begins at 6:30 pm
Dinner and Program
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
An invitation to make a financial gift will be extended.
Dinner will be complimentary.
Goals for the Event
Have a Good Time
Increase Our Sponsorships
Expand Our Tanzania Campus facilities
Get a Glimpse into Life at New Dawn
Share New Dawn with our Family & Friends
How You Can Help
Attend our Event
Become an Ambassador – Forward the recent brochure to a friend that may be interested in helping an orphan. Become a Sponsor–100% of your donation goes to the school Volunteeryour time and expertise Go on a tripand see New Dawn Communities first hand.
After a year and a half of disruption due to virus concerns, the Kenya Dept. of Education officially reopened their schools to all grades this August. It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome all of our students back on campus to re engage their education. Our teachers and other staff members are so happy to return to their ministry and profession. They have worked hard to prepare the campus and curriculum and make things ready for our youth to be back in their home at New Dawn.
As of August 1st, we have all four classes on campus with a total student body of nearly 150. Most of these students are orphans who need sponsors to help them with their life and education expenses.
The next few school years have been condensed and modified by the government, but we still anticipate being able to significantly help our young people along the way to their next level. The end of this current school year will be April 2022. The following school year will begin in May, and concluding after the Christmas break in December 2022.
During this time of shutdown we have not been idle. We have all been working diligently to address some essential managerial and administrative restructuring which will help us be more efficient and effective than ever. Although this has been a tough season for our community in Kenya, we believe we are in better condition than ever to accomplish our mission to Reach, Redeem and Restore Orphaned Youth. We can not accomplish any of these good results without your support and partnership. Thank you so much for helping us extend the goodness of God to these precious young people. Let's keep up the Good Work!
Our founder's son, John Mwangi, has transitioned into the director role. He was our school principal and assistant director for many years. He reminds us that before the virus disruption, New Dawn Kenya was among the top schools in the county, and even nation. John says, "In 2019 our school led our County in National Exam results and we were 24th Nationally. 26 out of 27 graduates that year qualified to join University, and the one remaining student scored a C grade, with which she could join any college of choice. We have had over 300 graduates who have become engineers, nurses, teachers and IT experts, we’ve even produced a dentist. Additionally there have been many who have gone on to get married and start their families."
What You Can Do
Closing Words from Pastor Ron:
We had included a copy of our brochure with the July newsletter. We encourage you to use it to share our ministry with someone else who may be interested in our mission to mentor orphan youth. I found that if I prayed and asked God to lead me, it made the process more intentional and effective. Perhaps you would consider sharing our mission with somebody. Just step out and see what happens; you will be blessed, and so will others.
New Dawn Communities Your Donations at Work
Funds for the New Dawn Tanzania Chicken Project have been sent and construction has commenced. The project is intended to provide additional nutrition for the students as well as create surplus to sell into the local market. This effort moves us forward towards the goal of building a self-sufficient program for the school. The finished dimensions of the building will be 60’ X 23’ with the students themselves taking part in the construction process, as well as raising the chickens.