DBDON sponsorship desk
The government of Kenya and Tanzania introduced free universal primary education in January 2003. This helped reduce our burden to a large extent. However, this offer is for Government schools and not private schools where most of our children are enrolled. This means that we are still paying school fees for those in secondary and primary schools. As much as education is said to be free, there are other many hidden costs. Stationery, textbooks and uniforms are some of these costs that we have to provide for all our students.
The primary aim of the Sponsorship Desk is to obtain assistance to help the financially poorer young people of our Institutions and beyond to access education through provision of school fees, clothing, medical care, rehabilitation and vocational training and other basic needs. This is in great regard of the Don Bosco Principles of education which are:
v Youth are the protagonists of their own personal development through education.
v Education is oriented towards social transformation as it enhances people’s ability to dialogue, seek and promote social justice.
v Education is based on the preventative system.
v Education is a fundamental human right and is not limited to the intellectual development and professional qualities of children and young people: It enhances the development of the individual as a whole.
The office approves them and acts as a link between the communities and the sponsoring agency. It collects reports, submits them to the sponsoring agency, receives and makes payments and keeps records connected with the sponsorship and follow up the whole process.
The Sponsorship Desk is able to monitor their performance and progress by working hand in hand with their respective communities i.e. by collecting the student report forms and forwarding them to the Sponsorship Desk. This enables the Sponsorship Desk to make future considerations for sponsoring the bright students.
HIGHLIGHTS OF ACHIEVEMENTS:
The Sponsorship Desk has been able to achieve its goal of empowering the young marginalized and underprivileged youth through education hence this programme has been able to ensure that needy students get quality education and training enabling them to improve their lives individually as well as that of their families.
In summary, some of the achievements made so far include:
· Most of the students have participated in various events like sports tournaments, music and drama competitions which have assisted them to nature their talents and socialize with other students from different communities
This has been made possible through the kind donations from our donors and well wishers.
We appreciate and encourage the continued support from all our well- wishers in support of education in Eastern Africa which is the core facet in any human as well as economic development.
Our partners in this programme are from:
God Bless all our benefactors!!