Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Increased Number of Children Receiving an Education

Nairobi, Kenya — Bright Hope is currently supporting the education of 28 refugee children in Kenya, from nursery school to age 22.

Last year, we supported 17 students. We feel blessed for every child we are able to add to the program. These children and young adults are benefiting greatly from the opportunity to attend school, learn new skills and prepare for a more promising future.

In addition to basic studies in reading and writing, the children are learning English and vocational skills such as mechanics. "It is a great joy for us to be able to support the education of these children," said Bright Hope Kenya Partnership Developer, Dotun Modupe. "These children live in exile. They have no real home. There is no greater gift we can give them than the gift of education, because there is so much hopelessness in refugee communities. Being able to attend school gives these kids hope."