Archive for August, 2010
“In our school we are working day and night to achieve our goals. We have books, story books and teachers and we promise to make good use of them.” (Magdaline)
“We are always working very hard in our studies knowing that education is the key to life.” (Mary)
“I am happy and proud to tell you the buildings are almost completed. I am as happy as a toothless woman who got a tooth at a big ceremony.” (Violet)
Sue Ozar, president of Friends of Kenyan Orphans, has been awarded the 2010 National Award for Outstanding International Work with Youth by the National Retired Teachers Association, a division of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). This is most affirming of Sue and the Friends of Kenyan Orphans . “It is an honor to recognize the extraordinary work of Sue Ozar” said Megan Hookey, Vice President of NRTA on behalf of their one million member educators.
Last week one of the two dormitory wings on the top floor was completed. The paint was still wet but the girls moved in. This wing is dedicated to Sam and Annita Cracchiolo. A big challenge remains to finish the sanitation block (toilets, showers and wash basins) which is critical because without proper sanitation Fr. Riwa can’t rescue more girls.
Academic end of the year reports are in. The St. Clare girls are excelling. Even newly rescued children are earning top scores. Remarkable for children attending school for the very first time!!