The mango tree symbolizes the beginning for the pioneers and that is why it is a big part of my story. Despite all the challenges that we faced, I knew and reminded myself each day that I was at St. Clare for a reason.
This week we are featuring Mercy who was a student from 2006 until 2013. Mercy is now living in the US working as an Audit Senior for Big Four accounting firm Deloitte. She has come a long way, as has St. Clare, both because of our generous donors.
The girls have worked very hard studying for the Kenyan National Examinations and are motivated and excited for their future.
As the global pandemic impacts everyone, the already vulnerable children in Kenya are at particular risk.
St. Clare has moved to fully integrate the HIV / AIDS students with all the other girls.Â While in Kenya this past February, our team worked to reduce the stigma of HIV+ and to enable these girls to be like the others.
Over the past months, Friends of Kenyan Orphans made arrangements to rent housing for several recent St. Clare graduates, rescuing them from the unsafe living conditions in Mathare slums.
As the lockdown continues in Kenya to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, we are happy to share this message from one of the recent St. Clare graduates who has been rescued from the Mathare slums to quarantine in safety.
With the spread of COVID-19 in Kenya, schools and universities have closed, and Nairobi has gone into lockdown. Several recent St. Clare graduates had no other option but to take shelter in the Mathare slums with extended family.
Thanks to your donations, the children are safe and sheltering in place at St. Clare, and doing their best to keep up with their studies.
Thank You for Standing With Us on #GivingTuesdayNow, helping us raise $4396.48 to aid in the efforts to keep the children safe from the effects of COVID-19.
Since the Coronavirus arrived in Africa, one of the sites we support has decided to become a boarding school to keep the children safe.
From the bunk beds which fill the dormitories to the shared pews at church, or the neat rows in the classroom, the girls are a picture of grace in communal living.