Today ASSETS is bringing forth an appeal for Sewe Vera Akello, a very gifted girl who has recently lost her secondary school sponsorship and desperately needs someone else to sponsor her so that she can complete secondary school. Sewe is fifteen years old, the firstborn in a family of two children. Sadly, her father passed away in 2010, and her mother is now supporting Sewe and her sister on her own. Sewe attended Mida Primary School, and was the top student of all beneficiaries selected by the ASSETS program in 2011. She has been accepted into Limuru Girl’s Secondary School, one of the best schools in Kenya. She is attending for the current term, but has no money to complete the next three years. Sewe is very interested in English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology, and hopes to become a doctor someday. In her spare time, she also enjoys acting. With enough donations now, Sewe can continue in school and will not have to halt school to try to raise money on her own.
It is not difficult to sponsor Sewe or another ASSETS student in need. The donation button on the right hand side of the blog takes you to A Rocha International’s donation website, from where you can select Kenya’s ASSETS bursary program and make a donation through PayPal. Every donation you can give makes a big difference in the lives of needy children in the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest area. If you wish to become a regular sponsor, it costs only $30 US per month (on average) to support a child through secondary school. For the average earner in the western world, this amount is not so large, but in Kenya where incomes are much lower these costs are crippling to parents who wish to school their children. If you are interested in sponsoring a particular child, you can email [email protected] for more information.