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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 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

  • VICODEC Profile of Faith Abigail Mugure

    Faith Abigail Mugure

    Age: 3 years old

    Faith Abigail Mugure

    Age: 3 years old

    Faith Abigail was born on August 24, 2014, she is three years old and attends VICODEC School in baby class. Her favorite subjects are coloring and number work. She likes playing hide and seek and also playing with toys. Her siblings are Phoebe Joy Nyawira born in 2005 and Lewis lee Kingori schooling in a nearby public school.

    Her parents are Paul Nderitu born in 1973 and Florence Wairimu born in 1979. Both work as casual laborers. The parents separated due to family conflicts and Faith currently lives with her mother.

    They live in a single room built of tin, without water and the only source of water is buying it. They use charcoal for cooking.

    The area is characterized by overpopulation, poor housing and sanitation, insecurity, unemployment and poor drainage, prostitution and illicit brewing and other social problems.

  • VICODEC Profile of Fanilla Kwamboka

    Fanilla Kwamboka

    Age: 5 years old

    Fanilla Kwamboka

    Age: 5 years old

    Fanilla Kwamboka was born on November 22, 2012. She goes to VICODEC School in nursery class. Her favorite subjects are number work and coloring. She speaks Kiswahili and likes skipping rope. At home she helps her mother wash utensils.

    Her parents are Peter Kinara born in 1985 and Faith Kawira born in 1987, both parents work as casual laborers. They live in a single roomed house built of tin. They use charcoal for cooking and Fanilla sleeps on the floor.

    The area is characterized by insecurity, poor housing and sanitation, illicit brewing, unemployment and other social problems.

  • VICODEC Profile of Melvin Mutiso Ndinda

    Melvin Mutiso Ndinda

    Age: 7 years old

    Melvin Mutiso Ndinda

    Age: 7 years old

    Melvin was born on May 10, 2009. He is seven years old and attends VICODEC School in class one. His favorite subjects are social studies and mathematics. During his pastime he likes playing football. While at home he helps his mother with fetching water and washing the utensils. His sibling is Kelvin Matheka and he is in high school.

    Melvin's parent separated and both children were left in the custody of their mother, Mary Ndinda born in 1985 who works as casual laborer. The two boys depend on their mother for their daily bread and education.

    The family of three live in Kware slums on the outskirts of the city of Nairobi. They live in a single room built of tin. It does not have water, the only source of water is buying it. Melvin and his brother sleep on the floor and use charcoal for cooking.

    Kware slum is characterized by poor housing and sanitation, insecurity, unemployment, prostitution, illicit brewing and other social problems.

  • VICODEC Profile of Rachael Mbete

    Rachael Mbete

    Age: 4 years old

    Rachael Mbete

    Age: 4 years old

    Rachael Mbete was born on March 13, 2013, she attends VICODEC School in nursery class. Her favorite subjects are number work and coloring, She likes playing with dolls. Her brother Jones Baraka was born in 2017.

    Her parents are Shadrack Mutisya born in 1983 and Abigail Mutinda born in 1990. The father is a casual laborer while her mother is a house wife. She has a small baby, Jones to take care of.

    The family of four lives in a single room house built of tin without water or electricity in the Kware slum. The only source of water is buying it. Rachael sleeps on the floor, the family uses charcoal for cooking.

    Kware slum is characterized by illicit brewing, insecurity, poor housing and sanitation, unemployment, prostitution and other social problems.

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.