Selpha embodies resilience. Her father died when she was two years old and her mother is blind, making sustenance in Kiambiu a daily challenge for her family. Yet she presses on. Selpha just passed her 8th grade exams, a huge step forward in the Kenyan education system. In the late fall, Selpha will start secondary school, moving her one step closer to achieving the education goals she is striving for. She is excited about her transition to a new school, grateful for the support she’s received, and optimistic about her future.
This is just one of many stories from children in the Kiambiu slum who have been empowered through Action Two Africa’s Child Sponsorship Program to be able to continue their education this year. And while child sponsorship is our main focus here at A2A, we’ve made other significant strides in the last few months as well. In August, Action Two moved its operations into an official office space at the outskirts of Kiambiu. We also had our first board meeting, where issues relating to programs, volunteers, and schools were discussed.
We continue to be amazed by the support and encouragement that Action Two Africa is receiving, both on the ground in Kenya, and in our operations here in the US. Donors continue to step forward to support our mission and our global support system continues to pray for God’s blessings on our work. We are thankful for each and every person who has been, and continues to be, involved in our mission and vision to bring hope through education. We are bringing the action to Africa. Together, we are Action Two Africa.