Education for All Children

janeellen
Posted January 10, 2020 from United States

My moment of hope came about 8 years ago when my church introduced me to a nonprofit organization "Education for All Children," a secular education-to-employment program offering 8 years of scholarships, mentoring and career development to over 500 Kenyan secondary and post-secondary students. I have been sponsoring a student in Kenya through high school and college. He is an extremely bright and brave young man with a lot of responsibility on his young shoulders. His father, who was studying to be a doctor, was murdered when my student was a young boy, so it is up to him to help provide for his mother and younger sister. He did very well through high school, but in his first year of college, he was brutally beaten by boys who stole his sneakers. He sustained a broken jaw and a concussion. He took a year to recover, but then went right back to work at his schooling and will graduate with a degree in engineering at the end of this year. I am so proud of him for his bravery and his commitment to his mother and sister. It has been an honor to help him gain the education he will require to support himself and his family.  

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Hello, JaneEllen,

So nice to hear from you again! Wow, thanks to you this boy will now be graduating! What an inspiring story of perseverance, resilience, and determination! It is also a lovely story about hope, love, and generosity!

May there be more generous people like you who will sponsor those who are in need. Kudos to you and congratulations to you and your scholar!

janeellen
Jan 12
Jan 12

Thank you, Karen. There are so many brave children in the world like my student, trying to make a better life for themselves and their families. I am just grateful for an organization like Education for All Children that brings their stories to the world so people can help them.

You're welcome, dear. I believe that, too! You're making this world a better place. Please keep on writing!

maeann
Jan 10
Jan 10

Hi JaneEllen,

Thank you for inspiring us with you kindness. I believe that there are women like you who are willing to support in order for them to aim their dreams.

What you are doing is an inspiration.

janeellen
Jan 12
Jan 12

Thank you Maeann. I hope others will join me in doing whatever they can to support the children of the world. They really are our future!

Jill Langhus
Jan 10
Jan 10

Hi Jane Ellen,

How are you? Thanks for sharing this inspiring, and humbling, story with us. It must feel very good to have helped him through it all and for him to know that he has an angel helping him out:-)

janeellen
Jan 12
Jan 12

Hi Jill,

I am doing well. I hope you are too. When I saw this call for stories on hope, I had just finished reading a letter from my student about how well he is doing. So, it was only natural to write about him. We correspond regularly and I hope someday to meet him in person. Take care, Jane

Jill Langhus
Jan 13
Jan 13

Hi Jane Ellen,

Great to hear! Yes, thanks.

I'm glad that you did. That would be awesome. I hope to hear about it, too.

You, too! Hope you have a great week!

Tarke Edith
Jan 10
Jan 10

Hello sister
Thanks for the great job you did to that boy
God is going to reachly bless you dear

janeellen
Jan 12
Jan 12

Thank you Tarke,

He has also been a blessing in my life too! We write to each other on a regular basis. Someday, I hope to visit him in Kenya.

Anita Shrestha
Jan 11
Jan 11

Dear Sis
Thank you for sharing inspiring story. What is condition now ??

janeellen
Jan 12
Jan 12

Hello, Anita,
He is doing fine and is working and going to school. He plans on graduating at the end of this year and will hopefully find a job as an engineer. Thank you for asking.

Anita Shrestha
Jan 12
Jan 12

Thank you for updating

Lisbeth
Jan 14
Jan 14

Dear Jane,
What an inspiring post. If we only have few more of you, the poor in society can always smile.
Thanks for putting the hope and aspirations of this guy high.
I got a 10,year old girl for you in Ghana here too. Please inbox me if you can.
Hope you are having a good day.
Regards

janeellen
Jan 14
Jan 14

Thank you for your encouragement Lisbeth. Best, Jane

Lisbeth
Jan 14
Jan 14

Thanks for being there :-)
It's amazing

lizzymark
Jan 16
Jan 16

Weldon dear,the world needs great hearts like you to support more girls and boys. Hope you are good.