The distribution of school fees provides a grand occasion to invite local government officials, and to celebrate the workers and caregivers! It is an occasion for speeches, information sharing and general praise and encouragement for KCU.
With support from our friends in Canada – Village of Love Canada and the CAP/AIDS Network – Kijiji Cha Upendo is now supporting 100 orphans and vulnerable children to attend school (70 in primary levels and 30 in secondary school).
Children who have had the chance to go to school are more confident in seeking jobs and are more mature and responsible in their life decisions. They have a greater sense of their own worth. With an education they are more likely to be able to provide for their own families and rise above the poverty thrust upon them through the HIV&AIDS pandemic!