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December 2013

Help Selestine Finish High School

Selestine recently completed her sophomore year at the Starehe Girls School in Nairobi Kenya with support from a sponsor who is no longer able to provide school fees. We need to raise $1,000 by January 31 so Selestine can continue her education. 

Selestine, 16, is from the Western Province of Kenya. She is the seventh born of eight children. Her father passed away in 2005 and her mother struggles to provide for their large family. The little amount of food they raise from their half acre piece of land is only enough for daily consumption. 

Selestine was able to complete her primary education because of the free primary education policy started in 2003 in Kenya. But her elder siblings did not get a chance to go to school. 

High school is not free in Kenya, and Selestine was only able to go to high school with the support of a sponsor who Is no longer able to support her. But, with your support, Selestine can continue her education and break the cycle of poverty for herself and her family. 

Selestine is a bright, engaged teenager and outside of the classroom, Selestine loves music and plays the euphonium and the trumpet and is a member of the Starehe Girls School Choir. 

She dreams of becoming an engineer and helping her family. "I would like to better the conditions of my home and my siblings. That is why I want to work hard and do my best."

Let's make her dreams come true.

How can you help?

  1. LEARN MORE about Selestine on our Causes page. 
  2. DONATE NOW - the minimum donation is only $10 and 100% goes toward helping Selestine complete her educational journey.
  3. SPREAD THE WORD: Tell your friends about Selestine.

Consider making a difference in her life today. Thanks!

Life -- A Poem by Getrude Anyango

Getrude Anyango finished high school at the Vanessa Grant Girls School in Kenya in December 2013. In a recent letter to her sponsors,  she composed a poem entitled "Life" that she has graciously allowed us to publish on our blog. We hope you enjoy it.

Life is like an onion
We peel it a layer at a time
And sometimes we cry
It can also be like a banana
Peel it bite and taste the sweetness
And ooh! The smoothness
It can also be like a pineapple
Sometimes sweet sometimes sour
The luck lies in your hands
Oh! It can be like ice cream
Different tastes different flavors
Your choice to make
It can also be like a cup of tea
Just take a sip
And you will feel the latent warmth
Very often it’s like a buffet
With all the varieties
The choice is yours
But never make life like a typhoon
All the turmoil, all the confusion
Clogging and flogging in your mind
Walk placidly amid the haste
And remember what peace there is
In loving and sharing
For life is what you make it

AmazonSmile: You shop. Amazon gives.

Are you shopping at Amazon this holiday season?

Starting this week, any Amazon customer can select the charity of his or her choosing -- including Education For All Children -- and Amazon will automatically donate 0.5 percent of the customer’s purchases to a worthy cause. The program is called “AmazonSmile,” and is an painless way to increase your seasonal charity.

The process is easy. Visit and select the charity of your choice (e.g., enter Education For All Children in the search box and select Education For All Children, Rye, NH Founded 2008) and then proceed with your purchases.

Half a percent per item may not sound like much, but multiplied by many people across the country, it will make a difference to many charities this holiday season.

Thank you Amazon!