Back to School

It’s back to school week and the madness has begun. At Precious Kids Center have 18 students that learn at four different boarding schools outside the center. Not to mention the 20 students that live at the center full time and 50 more that come from outside to learn at Precious Kids School.

Needless to say it was a busy week. I started off the week before getting lists of items that the boarding school students needed before they go back to school. Each kid usually has lost an essential item, worn through the soles of their shoes, ripped a uniform or something along those lines. On top of that they all need a few essential items every term before they head back to school.

The essential items that every boarder needs each term of school.

The essential items that every boarder needs each term of school.

The Greenfields crew headed off to school first. We have nine students in boarding school there who had to report on Monday afternoon. We loaded up the car and dropped them off at school.

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We also have five students at Greenfields that are day scholars. This means that they go to school in the morning and come home at the end of the day. Frank and Newton are a little too young for boarding school so they take the bus and from school every day. Jabal, Lillian and Manu have some medical issues that would make it hard for them to be in boarding school. So they also come home at the end of the day.

Stella is in 9th grade and goes to a school about an hour and a half away. She did really well on her 8th grade exams and got accepted to St. Cecilia’s Secondary school, where she is the top of her class. On Tuesday we drove her to school, helped her unpack her things and said our goodbyes.

Frank is in 6th grade at Jack and Jill Primary school. He is also the top of his class and enjoys learning so much. He takes his studies very seriously and was excited to head back to school on Wednesday afternoon.

We also have two more students that are in 9th and 10th grade at an all boys high school just outside of Kitale. It is a public school and the teachers are on strike, so we are just waiting for news on when they will open their doors. The boys are happy to have a few extra weeks at home.

We will miss having them all around the house, but are  proud of all of these kids and all of the hard work that they put into their school work.

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