CHILD SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM

Meet Kibet and Kimama

Kibet and Kimama are brothers who came from a single-parent home. Their lone parent, their mother, struggles with mental illness and cannot take care of them. Because of this, they were left to fend for themselves until they meet the VUNA family in 2014.

Since then, we have sponsored and enrolled them in the local boarding school where they receive food, shelter and an education.

"There is usually a lot of inter-clan fighting where we live. Because of this, we were unable to attend school from January to March in 2017. As a result, we were taking care of our relatives' herds away from home. Our hope to return to school faded away, but today we are happy to have found a new boarding school within our community.  It is safe here and we can focus on our education.  Thank you VUNA and Friends of VUNA for your love."
To support other children like Kibet and Kimama in Pokot or Turkana, consider donating to our sponsorship program (see below). Your contribution will go a long way towards helping a child in need.

You can also support us by joining us on our next mission trip. If you have any question about the program, email us at [email protected]
ABOUT SPONSORSHIP :  VUNA International recognizes the importance of education. Through generous gifts, our organization seeks to raise funds to send underprivileged children to school. 
By educating children, together we can break the cycle of poverty and build hope in the future generations. The program sponsors children as per the wishes of the donor, as long as they meet the Child Protection Laws. Our program was first launched in 2014 during our first mission trip to Pokot. 
    

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WHY ENROLL?:  In  the midst of an increasingly knowledge-based global economy, 30 million primary school-aged children in Africa—one in every four—are out of school, along with 20 million adolescents (UIS, 2012). According to an article by Justin W. Van Fleet of The Brookings Institute, nearly 17 million children in Africa will never attend school.

Traditional obstacles such as FGM (Female Genital Mutilation), the practice of early marriages for girls to obtain dowries, and the necessity for boys to take care of their families’ cattle are affecting children in Pokot and Turkana. Other barriers include the health of the community, sanitation and hygiene practices, and lack of finances. Without access to education, these communities remain trapped in extreme poverty, with a high under-five mortality rate, low health outcomes, and low life expectancies. A lack of education consigns youth to a future of poverty, underemployment, insecurity and undermines the region’s ability to prosper economically.
HOW TO ENROLL:  If you are interested in sponsoring a child, please fill out our Contact US form, or send us an email at [email protected] .
Once you have been accepted in the program, you will receive a Welcome Packet that will contact your sponsored child's profile.  You will also receive reports on how your donations have been allocated and your child's progress.

Thank you in advance for your willingness to put a smile on a child's face.  In case of further questions, the sponsor may contact our Education Child Sponsorship department.
1. Personal sponsor— One person decides to adopt a specific child, and he/she is responsible for that child's annual sponsorship as per the agreement.

2. Small group sponsorship— A small group can come together and agree on how they will contribute to sponsoring a child/children. The contribution fee will be decided based on the group. VUNA International can also assist independent donors to form a group.

3. Institutional Sponsorship- A given institution can partner with a school in marginalized communities. This institution can run fundraisers and other events to help with sponsorship. These institutions can include (but not be limited to) churches, other schools, businesses and private companies.
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