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VICODEC School in Kenya

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Victory Community Development Center (VICODEC) is a school in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. U.S. Venture and the U.S. Venture/Schmidt Family Foundation partner with VICODEC & KenyaWorks to provide education, nutrition and medical care for students. Please join us in helping the children of Kenya by sponsoring their education, providing food and/or emergency assistance.

The Story of VICODEC

CHILDREN TO BE SPONSORED

  • VICODEC Profile of Cynthia Wanjiru Njihia

    Cynthia Wanjiru Njihia

    Age: 9 years old

    Cynthia Wanjiru Njihia

    Age: 9 years old

    Cynthia was born on June 8, 2009. She attends VICODEC School and is in class 4. Her favorite subjects are Math and English. During her free time she enjoys taking care of her baby sister. She also enjoys skipping rope with her friends at school. At home she helps clean the house and wash utensils. She is a very active girl participating in traditional dances during school music festivals.

    Cynthia’s parents are Patrick Njihia and Jane Wanjiru born in the years 1978 and 1981 respectively. Her father has a small kiosk and the mother is a house wife. She has one baby sister, Vicky Muthoni, born in 2014.

    The family of four lives in Ongata Rongai in a block built single, rented house with electricity and water. They use charcoal and a kerosene stove for cooking. The children share a bed.

    Ongata Rongai is characterized by high crime rates, drug trafficking, illicit brewing of alcohol, and poor drainage systems among other social and environmental problems.

     

  • VICODEC Profile of Giggs Ndonga

    Giggs Ndonga

    Age: 9 years old

    Giggs Ndonga

    Age: 9 years old

    Giggs was born on December 12, 2009. He attends VICODEC School in class 3. His favorite subjects are Science and Math. He speaks English, Kiswahili and his mother tongue; Kikuyu. He enjoys playing football with his friends and playing with his younger sister. At home, he helps his mother clean the house and wash utensils.

    His parents are Henry Ngonya and Faith Kagwiria born in the years 1986 and 1990 respectively. They both are casual laborers and his mother sells vegetables along the road. Giggs has one younger sister, Adrine Wanjiku who was born in 2012 and also goes to VICODEC School in pre-unit class.

    The family of four lives in Laiser area of Ongata Rongai in a block built single room with electricity but no water. Their only source of water is buying from water vendors. They use a charcoal stove for cooking. The two children share a bed.

    Laiser area is just next to Kware slums of Ongata Rongai in the outskirts of Nairobi and is characterized by lack of clean water supply, poor sanitation, and high unemployment rates leading to high crime rates among other social problems.

     

  • VICODEC Profile of Triza Wanjiru Kamau

    Triza Wanjiru Kamau

    Age: 9 years old

    Triza Wanjiru Kamau

    Age: 9 years old

    Triza was born on November 23, 2008. She attends VICODEC School and is in class 6. Her favorite subjects are Social Studies and Science. Triza enjoys skipping rope with her friends at home and at school. She is also actively involved in extra activities at school such as music festivals and sports. She enjoys dancing to traditional songs. At home she helps her mother with household chores.

    Triza has two older sisters, Maureen Waithera and Joyce Nduta born in the years 2002 and 1997 respectively. Both of them are in secondary school. Their parents are Stephen Kamau born in 1974 and Lucy Wambui born in 1978. Both parents are casual laborers and rely on casual jobs to sustain their children’s needs.

    The family of five live in a tin built house in Ongata Rongai with electricity but no water. Their source of water is buying from water vendors. They use charcoal and firewood for cooking. The girls share one bed. Their area is characterized by poor housing and drainage systems, illicit brewing, and low income leading to high unemployment rates among other social problems.

     

  • VICODEC Profile of Matiana Mugure

    Matiana Mugure

    Age: 3 years old

    Matiana Mugure

    Age: 3 years old

    Matiana Mugure was born on April 30, 2015. She attends VICODEC School and is in baby class. Her favorite class subjects are modeling with clay and coloring. She enjoys playing with her friends and classmates. Her favorite pastime is playing hide and seek and playing with toys.

    She has two older siblings Jacinta Wangari and Brian Muturi born in the years 2001 and 2006 respectively and a baby sibling born in 2018. Her mother is Jane Ngima born in 1980. Jane and her children live with her sister Florence.

    The family of 8 live in a village in Ongata Rongai called Kandisi in a two room, tin built house with electricity and water. They use charcoal for cooking and some children share a bed while the rest sleep on the floor and seats.

     

  • VICODEC Profile of Grace Nanjala Nalianya

    Grace Nanjala Nalianya

    Age: 10 years old

    Grace Nanjala Nalianya

    Age: 10 years old

    Grace Nalianya was born on July 3, 2008. She attends VICODEC School in class four. Her favorite subjects are Math and English. She also likes skipping rope.

    Her siblings are Stella Nalianya born in 1994, Gloria Nalianya born in 1991, and Alphazard Nalianya born in 2002 in secondary school and Hannah Nalianya born in 2012. Hannah attends VICODEC School in pre-unit class.

    Grace’s parents are Titus Nalianya and Aziza Nasike both born in 1974 and work as casual laborers. The family lives in a house built of tin near Kware slum. The family of seven shares one room and the children sleep on a mattress on the floor. The family uses charcoal for cooking.

     

VICODEC Impact

HOW YOU CAN HELP

  • Sponsor a child at VICODEC

    $300 sponsors 1 child for one year at VICODEC. The sponsorship includes tuition, breakfast and lunch, school uniform, books and medical care for the student and their family.

  • Continue sponsorship in secondary school

    $500 sponsors 1 child for one year of secondary school

  • Feeding Program

    $50 feeds one child for one year

  • Emergency Fund

    Emergency funds are available to VICODEC social workers for families in crisis

Sponsor/Donate Now

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The benefits of your sponsorship allow the child to move through the African School System - directly impacting the lives of the children, their families and offering a beacon of hope to the community.