Meet Brian Mbesu

Brian lives with his parents in Kibera.

He attended school sporadically before joining Future Stars in May 2017 where he joined class 3 and immediately showed an interest in the sciences.

The family struggle financially due to a lack of work in the area.  Increasing food prices and rent meant that there was no longer any money to pay for Brian’s education. This would have resulted in Brian being left alone during the day, with little hope of employment upon reaching adulthood without even a basic education.

The cycle of poverty is fed by this very problem.  Parents lacking education cannot find enough work to fund the education of their children, who become parents lacking education and unable to find work to fund their children’s education…

 

A sponsor for Brian

Another amazing person has joined the Future Stars/Chaffinch family through sponsorship of Brian Mbesu.  The photograph above shows the smile when Brian was told that someone wanted to support him and his dreams for the future.

Child sponsorship makes an impact

Monday – Brian’s sponsorship was confirmed.
Tuesday morning – A quote was obtained to purchase a new school uniform to replace Brian’s damaged clothes.
Tuesday evening – Funds were sent from Chaffinch to Future Stars.
Wednesday – A school shirt and shorts were purchased and Brian received his new school uniform.

That’s 48 hours from confirmation of sponsorship to a big smile from Brian as he dressed in a brand new school uniform. Sponsorship can make an impact that is rapid, visible, and generates real happiness. The little things, that can happen quickly, really do make a difference.

Having changed into his new uniform, how smart does Brian look?  He is so proud to have this uniform and to show everyone that he attends school.  It’s something that the children of Kibera love to shout about.  

“Look at me.  I’m getting an education.”

A proud, smart young man

Once Brian’s uniform was purchased, it was gifted to Brian when he arrived for school.  Initially, he was a little overwhelmed to receive new clothes, funded by a stranger 4000 miles away.

A proud, smart young man

Once Brian’s uniform was purchased, it was gifted to Brian when he arrived for school.  Initially, he was a little overwhelmed to receive new clothes, funded by a stranger 4000 miles away.

Having changed into his new uniform, how smart does Brian look?  He is so proud to have this uniform and to show everyone that he attends school.  It’s something that the children of Kibera love to shout about.  

“Look at me.  I’m getting an education.”

Can you help us to make an impact?

There are many children at Future Stars who would love a sponsor like Brian’s. Could you be that special person who supports a child and ensures their development? Sponsorship costs less than £1 a day and makes a huge difference to the future of one of these vulnerable children.
Why not read some more about our sponsorship programme and the children looking for sponsors…

Thanks!

Thanks!

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