For people who send Kisima Academy donations directly to FTKI, the address has changed. It is now: FTKI, 6614 Van Winkle Dr., Falls Church, VA 22044.
Kisima Academy, a mission of COS, is a Christian orphanage and school in rural western Kenya.
As the year comes to an end I would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the COS members who support Kisima Academy’s mission to care for and educate orphans. They are truly heeding the directive to “care for the widows and orphans in their distress” (James 1:27) Two of the 15 teachers and 22 orphans from primary school to college age are partially or fully sponsored by COS members. What a blessing to these children and young adults who would otherwise be living in difficult circumstances and unable to go to school. Kisima rescued them from exploitive or abusive relatives or from the streets and gives them a home and a caring, Christian education through primary school. From there Kisima sends them to board-ing high schools and then to college or technical school so that they can break the cycle of poverty and be fully prepared to be productive members of society. Currently there are 29 primary school orphans at Ki-sima and we support 63 Kisima graduates in various high schools and 40 in colleges or technical schools. Kisima also educates 250 underprivileged community children whose families pay a minimal amount--much less than in other schools.
If you would like to help by partially or fully sponsoring a deserving child or by making a donation you can find information at www.friendsofkisima.org. Partial sponsorship is $300/year or $25/month. Full sponsorship depends on the grade level. Of particular need now are sponsorships for the college students. Costs have gone up dra-matically and very few of the college students are fully spon-sored.
Martin recently sent photos of 4th graders enjoying a music lesson. It looks like they’re really having fun!
After another COVID hiatus the soccer club is back in action. They continue to do well and will be competing in the league two-day quarter finals. The whole school will be cheering them on!
Gerda Fink, COS Kisima Committee Chair-person, www.friendsofkisima.org, on Facebook at Friends of Kisima Academy.