"Deanna's Kids" is a Christian school based in Kaimosi, Kenya since 2004. It was established and is run by David and Mary Mulindi on their own land; and Mary is the Head Mistress (Principal).The children in this area come from mud hut homes, and their parents pluck tea leaves at the plantations. This means that some parents cannot afford to pay the tuition and are allowed to barter goods, such as rice and other foods, to send their children to school. The shortage must be made up from other sources, like tea from David's small plantation, milk from his five cows, honey from his hives, and donations from kind hearted people. Deanna's Kids teaches Christ-like values, and seeks to prepare future Christian leaders for Kenya. This Christian school also now has Boy and Girl Scout Troops.
There's a total of 9 grades, and Mary hopes to expand to 10. This would mean Pre K through 8th grade. The highest enrollment of all students in one year has been 218. They have graduation ceremonies from 3rd and 6th grades. This is because many drop out at grade 6 in order to pick tea leaves so that younger brothers and sisters can go to school.
The school was recently approved for a boarding school, and now has 10 students living on campus. The school offers 3 meals a day to boarding students, and provides lunch and snack to the daytime students. Lunch/snack is a blessing because in this part of Kenya, public school students have to run home for lunch and be back before the bell rings.
They are building new facilities to meet the brick-building standards of the government in Kenya. About 1/6th of the new facility has been built and is being used. We would like to raise enough funds to add on to the new brick building to meet the standard.
Praise the Lord, a water well has recently been drilled to sustain the children's need of fresh, clean water. Thank you to all that have donated time and funds for this to happen! Until now, water was being collected from the metal roofs, where the birds come and go.Furthermore, during the dry season, the kids would have no water from the roof, so they had to bring buckets of water up from the river where the cows gathered. Of course, that water had to be treated.
At the end of every term, the government tests all schools, public and private, and reports the results in the newspapers. Each grade-level at Deanna's Kids School consistently ranks at the top of the 21 schools in that region of Kenya. Income tax deductible contributions to this non-profit religious school would be greatly appreciated. To donate click here!