Following the Easter break, John Emmanuel was admitted to the free school at Future Stars.
John lives with his parents in Kibera. They live hand to mouth, barely earning enough to cover the basics. John’s parents work hard to provide for their son, but there was nothing left at the end of each month to even consider an education for John. It was also difficult for both parents to find employment whilst taking care of John.
Thankfully, he was identified as a child in need and admitted to Future Stars in May 2017. At 3-years-old, it is the first time John has been away from his parents so, understandably, the first days were a little difficult. However, John has now settled well in Baby Class.
He loves to dance. Perhaps he will begin to challenge our current dance champion, Samuel Okirigiti!
With John at school, both of his parents have more opportunity to find work and earn enough to survive.
John benefits from the feeding programme at Future Stars, ensuring him adequate nutrition and also taking the pressure off at home so the remainder of his family also have enough to eat.
John is in need of a sponsor to ensure that he can remain in school. It is also vital that he can access healthcare and nutrition, which are crucial to the healthy development of a young child. With almost 20% of children in Kibera never reaching their 5th birthday, giving John a good start in life is paramount.
If you would like to sponsor John for just £35/month, click the button below. You can also find out more about the Chaffinch Child Sponsorship Programme, or just send us a message if you have any questions.