It has been some time since I last wrote to give you information on our students. In the meantime, some students have finished and have been accepted at the universities. The year did not end at the end of last year as usual, but in March because of Covid 19.
Though the term was short, many academic and co-curricular activities kept the students occupied. I am happy that 93% of the candidate class for the year 2021 managed to secure direct placement in public universities to pursue various Degree courses.
The remaining 7% were placed in different colleges, Technical and Vocational Education and Training institutes to pursue diploma courses related to technology, engineering, and business courses.
For me to plan for the next year, I need to know if there is anybody who might not be able to continue supporting us for the next four years. All our students will be finished at the end of this year, and I need to discuss this with the schools before the next bunch of students is picked. With the economic crises in Kenya, I am sure the next few years will be challenging, and I would like us, with your help to support as many students as possible.
The KCSE 2022 candidate’s class will start their Oral/Practical examinations
on Monday, 21st November 2022, and the theory papers on Monday, 1st December 2022, to 23rd December 2022. We hope these students will do well, too, to get into the public universities which are the best they can get to and where they can secure government loans to study.
If you want more information, please let me know, and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask. We have one organization, eight sponsors who contribute every month, and family members who give as presents from time to time. Our accounts are the same year to year because apart from what we pay for the Learning Means domain and email address, we have no other expenses, and the rest of the funds cover the school fees for the students. That is why we have managed to educate 18 students, 12 girls and six boys, in the last four years. I hope we can continue with this number of students, if not more. If anyone is interested in the accounts, please let me know, and we will forward that to you. Frida Karina Rusnak has helped with accounting and reporting since we started. We are very grateful to have the few who voluntarily work for this organization and have kept helping since we started. Any feedback will be appreciated. —