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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 Brandon Barongo Machuki

    Brandon Barongo Machuki

    Age: 3 years old

    Brandon Barongo Machuki

    Age: 3 years old

    Brandon was born March 2016. He goes to Baby Class at VICODEC. His favorite subjects are coloring and number work. His twin sister Blessing Becca also attends VICODEC.

    Their Mother Rebeca Kemunto was born in 1992. She works as a casual laborer as jobs arise. Brandon’s parent separated and the children were left under the care of their mother. The family of three lives in a single room tin built house without water or electricity. They use charcoal for cooking and the only source of water is purchasing it.

    The family lives in Kware slum which is on the outskirts of Nairobi. The slum is characterized by poor housing and sanitation, illicit brewing, prostitution, unemployment and other social problems.

  • VICODEC Profile of Emmah Njeri Githuku

    Emmah Njeri Githuku

    Age: 4 years old

    Emmah Njeri Githuku

    Age: 4 years old

    Emmah Njeri was born on June 30, 2014. She is the second born in a family of two. She is in Nursery school at VICODEC. Her favorite subjects are coloring and number work. At home she like being sent to the shop. Her brother Samuel Githuku also schools at VICODEC School in class two.

    Her parents are John Githuku born in 1980 and Pauline Mawia born in 1989. The parents work as casual laborers. They separated and the two kids are under the care of their mother who cannot afford to cater for their daily needs and also pay the school fees for her two kids.

    The family lives in a single room house built of timber, the house does not have electricity or water. The family uses charcoal for cooking. Emmah and her brother share a mattress on the floor for sleeping.

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

  • VICODEC Profile of Peter Njuguna

    Peter Njuguna

    Age: 5 years old

    Peter Njuguna

    Age: 5 years old

    Peter Njuguna was born on March 3, 2014. He attends the pre-unit class at VICODEC. Peter likes playing football and playing with toys. His favorite subjects are number work and drawing.

    Njuguna was abandoned in his village and his aunt rescued him. Peter was not going to School. After being rescued, his aunt enrolled him at VICODEC School. His aunt lives in Ongata Rongai in the Gataka slum on the outskirts of Nairobi. The area is characterized by poor housing and sanitation, illicit brewing, lack of employment, prostitution and other social issues.

  • 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 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.