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VICODEC SCHOOL IN KENYA

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 David

    David

    Age: 5 years old

    David

    Age: 5 years old

    David was born July 13, 2014. He attends Pre Primary 1 classes at a neighboring school. His favorite subjects are number work and English. He enjoys playing football. At home he helps his mother fetch water. David has older sisters, Priscila (7) and Jane (15) and brothers, Josiah (20), Jimna (18) and Peter (12) as well as a younger brother John (3). 

    Their Mother Esther was born in 1973 and is raising the children on her own. She is separated from the children’s father due to domestic violence. She relies on casual jobs to provide for her children’s needs.

    The family lives in the Kware slums in a tin built home given to them by a well-wisher. The house has no electricity or water with a dirt floor. Kware slum is characterized by poor housing, illicit brewing, drug trafficking and abuse, unemployment, poor housing and sanitation, prostitution and other social issues.

  • VICODEC Profile of Priscilla

    Priscilla

    Age: 7 years old

    Priscilla

    Age: 7 years old

    Priscilla was born on June 24, 2012. She is currently attending Nakeel Primary school in Pre-Primary class 2. Her favorite subject is numbers and language. She has 6 siblings: David (5), John (3), Josiah (20), Jimna (18), Jane (15) and Peter (12). 

    Their Mother Esther was born in 1973 and is raising the children on her own. She is separated from the children’s father due to domestic violence. She relies on casual jobs to provide for her children’s needs.

    The family lives in the Kware slums in a tin built home given to them by a well-wisher. The house has no electricity or water with a dirt floor. Kware slum is characterized by poor housing, illicit brewing, drug trafficking and abuse, unemployment, poor housing and sanitation, prostitution and other social issues.

  • VICODEC Profile of Ishmael

    Ishmael

    Age: 4 years old

    Ishmael

    Age: 4 years old

    Ishmael was born on March 4, 2015. He is in Pre-Primary class 1 at VICODEC. His favorite subjects is numbers work and coloring. While at home he enjoys babysitting his baby brother Abdul who was born in 2018.

    His Mother, Shakur is a single mother of two children. She does not have a reliable source of income and depends on casual jobs to provide for her children. The family lives with their grandmother in a single roomed rental house. Grandmother is also a casual worker.

    The family lives in the Kware slums on the outskirts of Nairobi city. The slum is characterized by poor housing, illicit brewing, drug trafficking and abuse, unemployment, poor housing and sanitation, prostitution and other social issues.

  • VICODEC Profile of Ezra

    Ezra

    Age: 4 years old

    Ezra

    Age: 4 years old

    Ezra was born on September 9, 2019. He is attending pre-primary class 1 at VICODEC. His favorite subjects are numbers and coloring. He has 2 siblings. Sandra (10) and Prince (3).  

    His parents, John (29) and Judith (26) do not have a reliable source of income. They depend on casual jobs to support the family. They all live in a single room house built of blocks. They have electricity but no water. They use charcoal and firewood for cooking. The children sleep on the floor.

    The family lives in Kware slum on the outskirts of Nairobi City. The slum is characterized by poor housing and sanitation, illicit brewing, prostitution, unemployment, insecurity, drug trafficking and drug abuse among other social problems.

  • VICODEC Profile of Jeff

    Jeff

    Age: 4 years old

    Jeff

    Age: 4 years old

    Jeff was born on March 22, 2015 and has not yet joined school. He speaks Kiswahili and he likes playing football. His siblings are Mary (13), Geofrey (10), and James (2). Mary & Goefrey were rescued by VICODEC Social workers and are in a boarding school.

    Jeff’s Mother Lucy (34) is a single parent. However, due to hardships of life she is unable to care for her children. She is a casual laborer with no reliable source of income. The family lives in a rental house built of tin. They live in Ongata Rongai at the outskirts of Nairobi city. The house has no electricity or water. They use charcoal for cooking. 

    The slum is characterized by poor housing and sanitation, illicit brewing, prostitution, unemployment, insecurity, drug trafficking and drug abuse among 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 Funds

    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.