Kenya Simba Scholars
Situated in western Kenya near its borders with Uganda and Tanzania, the town of Kisii is home to Kids Alive’s vibrant Simba Scholars program. The program was started in 2011 by St. Joseph United Methodist Church in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and in 2015 the church joined with Kids Alive in an effort to strengthen and expand the work in this part of Kenya.
The goal of Kenya Simba Scholars is to raise at-risk children out of poverty by providing quality Christian education and an introduction to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Through the avenue of sponsorship, Simba offers scholarships to needy Kenyan students who, without intervention, would lack the opportunity and tools to experience academic success.
Expanding educational opportunities for disadvantaged children doesn’t just help make their dreams come true – it means having tremendous impact and influence on the communities and ethnic groups these kids call home. The Simba Scholars program challenges participants to give back to their schools, communities, and country, “paying forward” the same opportunities for others.
Your ($39/month or $468/annual) sponsorship of one of our Simba Scholars provides tuition assistance, spiritual development, career guidance, and family and community support and interaction. As the sponsor, you will receive a photo and profile of your child, regular progress updates, the opportunity to correspond with your child as they grow and develop, and news of special opportunities to contribute to holiday gifts and events. (For more information about Kids Alive sponsorship, visit: http://www.kidsalive.org/sponsor-a-child/basics/ )
To view our current and hopeful Simba Scholars just waiting for you to say, “I believe in you!” by becoming a sponsor and investing in their futures, please click below: