The Sponsorship Program continues to be the life support system for the St. Clare Girls’ Centre. As of today there are 96 sponsors who contribute $480 each year to clothe, feed, educate and shelter a girl at St. Clare for an entire year.
Throughout the year the children exchange letters with their sponsors. Through the letters the children learn, even though they are abandoned and orphaned, there is someone who loves and cares for them.
Here a teacher is sitting with some of the children assisting them to compose their letters to their sponsors. It is an opportunity for the children to share their lives with someone who cares for them as individuals.
Because the mail system in East Africa is slow and uncertain, all letters are scanned and sent by email to the state-side coordinator, Pat Harrington. Pat then downloads the letters, one by one, and forwards it to the sponsors. It is a long demanding process but the only safe way to move letters from the States to Kenya and back again.
We encourage you to consider being a sponsor. You can be a sponsor as an individual, a family, a class or a group such as a book club or Rotary. It only costs $480 a year to support a child and let her know she is not alone in this world.