About Joel

Joel is currently 4-years-old. He was born, in Kibera, in August 2012.
Joel is not a child who feels particularly comfortable sitting indoors. He much prefers to be outside, running around with his friends and chasing a football. He is, however, already showing an eagerness to join in with his lessons and particularly to learn English.

Joel’s Background

Joel lives with his parents in a typical mud-walled home in Kibera. His mother has been unwell and unable to work. The money her husband brings home is irregular and barely enough to cover the rent on their one-room home, to buy water, and to get enough food to eat. Joel’s mother could not afford medication for her illness and consequently has been left with some significant ongoing issues.

Joel Wafula - new admission to Future Stars Development Centre, Kibera.

Joel’s Education

Joel has never attended school and his mother was very concerned that she was unable to provide Joel with an education that would give him the chance to achieve a more positive future and hopefully escape from extreme poverty. Thankfully, Future Stars were able to offer Joel a place in the free primary school where he joined the Baby Class in May 2017.

Food and the Wider Impact

Joel will benefit from the feeding programme at the centre, guaranteeing him the nutrition he needs to grow and thrive. But, as with the majority of children who arrive at Future Stars, the impact does not stop with that one child. By providing Joel with his education, and with adequate food each day, the financial pressures at home will be somewhat lessened. This will allow the remainder of his family to purchase the essentials for themselves and may enable Joel’s mother to seek help with her medical problems and thus have a brighter future of her own.

What you receive as a Chaffinch Child Sponsor - letters, drawings, photographs and more

Child Sponsorship

Joel is looking for a sponsor to ensure he can continue to access education, as well as the feeding programme and any other needs he may have, eg. healthcare and clothing. Could you be that special person who can support Joel and ensure his development? Sponsorship costs just over £1 a day and makes a massive difference to all of the children at Future Stars. You may well find it makes quite a difference to you too!
Why not read some more about our sponsorship programme, what it achieves, and what it has to offer for you?

Child Sponsorship

Joel is looking for a sponsor to ensure he can continue to access education, as well as the feeding programme and any other needs he may have, eg. healthcare and clothing. Could you be that special person who can support Joel and ensure his development? Sponsorship costs just over £1 a day and makes a massive difference to all of the children at Future Stars. You may well find it makes quite a difference to you too!
Why not read some more about our sponsorship programme, what it achieves, and what it has to offer for you?

What you receive as a Chaffinch Child Sponsor - letters, drawings, photographs and more
Thanks!

Thanks!

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