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.