Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Sponsors urgently needed!!

I OFTEN MENTION Compassion International in my blog posts, but I want to give a shout out to another of my favorite sponsorship organizations: PlantaBook International. Our story is a modern-day miracle: One little school in Nairobi (Galilee School), with caring people from all over the globe supporting them through the Internet!

When you sponsor a child through PlantaBook (for as little as $12.50/month!), you also become part of an active, caring community of sponsors. You will get to know other sponsors as friends, all the while banding together to support the sweetest bunch of kids on the planet as they struggle to obtain an education.

Several things set this program apart, besides the fact that it truly is a grassroots effort, and a very successful one at that!--
My little Elvis, with the school supplies and school bag I bought for him
*The online store: This is part of the PlantaBook website and allows you to purchase items, from school uniforms and shoes and textbooks to umbrellas, mosquito nets, and soccer balls! Everything is purchased locally, so you are helping the local economy as well as your sponsored child. Added bonus: You get a photo of your child with the item you bought. Every time! 
*Fanuel: Fanuel, the director of the school, is (in my opinion) an angel on earth. You cannot be involved in Galilee without getting to know Fanuel and feeling privileged for the chance to do so.

Here is the latest "New Year's" message from Fanuel. Read it and then go to and get on board! 

Dear Sponsors and Friends,

The new year is here. 2012 has been successful for us and hope that 2013 will be even better.

Our prayers and wish is that more and more sponsors come forward to sponsor children both at WHS, GPS and HH for it is the sponsorship that has kept these children in school, put books in their hands, keep teachers in class and so much more. It enables the children to learn well and before our own eyes transformation of our poverty stricken community is taking place and soon and very soon light will be showing at the end of the tunnel. What we most need at the moment is to have more children sponsored so that we can help our community. On this may I take this opportunity to urge our sponsors whose children did the KCSE exams last year or are no longer coming to our schools to consider sponsoring another needy child, we all reach out to our friends, family, colleagues, church, etc. and spread the word, for the more sponsors we get we shall be able to keep so many more children in school and many lives will be transformed in the process.

This year our priorities are in improving the school infrastructure, ie our primary school classrooms, being that they are temporary they are not comfortable for children to learn in during rainy season because of leaking. Then we need to purchase the remaining plots of land and sanitary facilities.

At the same we would like to do some purchasing of textbooks and other teaching aids in areas we feel our children are not performing well, e.g mathematics, so as to improve their performance.

Thank you so very much. I wish you and your families a happy and successful year 2013.

God bless


Fanuel Okwaro
The Director
Galilee Primary School, WHS and Holly House Children's Homes

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