The school has one hundred and seventy five pupils, twenty six of whom have special needs, ranging from cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus and visual impairment to learning difficulties, epilepsy and Down Syndrome. Five of the children are in wheelchairs. There are also orphans, some of whom have lost their parents through the HIV/AIDs.
The ALC charity aims to improve the environment at Aquinoe for all pupils by providing better facilities and equipment for everyone at the school.
There are several children who would benefit greatly from sponsorship, some of whom are orphans and others who are from very poor families. Details of these children are given below.
Some of the pupils at the school are older than the norm expected in Kenyan primary schools. These are some of the young people undertaking the vocational tailoring course, who are learning skills that will enable them to gain employment and be self sufficient when they leave Aquinoe.
Some of the orphans
There are fifteen orphans at Aquinoe, only one of whom is sponsored. One or two of them are able to stay with grandparents or other relatives during the holidays, but most of them stay at the school as they have nowhere else to go.
Many of the children have lost their parents through HIV/AIDS and two of the children are HIV positive as well. These two are receiving drugs and are on a special diet.
It would be lovely if these children could all be sponsored but we realise that is unlikely to happen.
We are therefore starting a new initiative whereby supporters would be able to donate a much smaller sum of, say, £5 or £10 a month to the orphan group as a whole.
Sponsor a Child
If you would like to help with the education of an individual child, you can do so by contributing on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. The costs are given below within the summary of information for each child. The different sponsorship totals are usually related to the amount of medication required by the child.
It is possible to part-sponsor a child if you feel you would like to help but cannot afford the full cost. Please look at the matrix on the sponsor form.
Sponsorship, Gilft Aid and Standing Order forms can all be found here.
Albright Nabwire Age: 7 years Albright has a sponsor ...Read More
Apton Shahasi Age: 11 years Apton has a very poor background. He needs a sponsor: £82 per term. Child-Sponsor-Form ...Read More
Brallion Machuzu Age: 9 years Brallion is an orphan. She needs a sponsor: £68 per term. Child-Sponsor-Form ...Read More
Brenda Cherop Age: 10 years Brenda is of the Pokot tribe. Traditionally these people were nomadic and relatively poor. Arranged ...Read More
Christine Deng Age: 12 years Christine is a South Sudanese refugee. She needs a sponsor: £82 per term. Child-Sponsor-Form ...Read More
Davine Tembwa Age: 10 years Davine has a sponsor ...Read More
The trustees have been concerned about the fate of South Sudanese refugees for over a year. Aquinoe Learning Centre had ...Read More
This week has seen the admission of a pupil at the Aquinoe Learning Centre. Nothing unusual about that at the ...Read More
Elizabeth Nelimo Age: 8 years Elizabeth has a sponsor ...Read More
Emanuel Mutinda Age: 10 years Emanuel has a single parent - his mother. They live in a slum. Emanuel needs ...Read More
Emmanuel Ikapolok Age: 14 years Emmanuel has a sponsor ...Read More
Evans Wekesa Age: 6 years Evans is an orphan. He needs a sponsor: £109 per term. Child-Sponsor-Form ...Read More
Freddie Ratandi Kemosi Age: 7 years Freddie has a sponsor ...Read More
Galwak Chokong Age: 10 years Galway is a South Sudanese refugee. Galway needs a sponsor: £82 per term. Child-Sponsor-Form ...Read More
Ibrahim Okumu Age: 6 years Ibrahim has one parent - his mother. She works at the Aquinoe Learning Centre but ...Read More
James Langoile Age: 6 years James is from the Pokot tribe. Traditionally these people were nomadic and relatively poor. James's ...Read More
Janet Awinja Age: 13 years Janet is an orphan from Kisumu, which is 160 kilometres away. She stays with another ...Read More
John Kitaka Age: 12 years John is from a disadvantaged home. He needs a sponsor: £102 per term. Child-Sponsor-Form ...Read More
Pupils are so grateful to be able to take advantage of the education and extra curricula activities at Aquinoe. EN ...Read More
We have received some very moving letters from the sponsored pupils at Aquinoe and I wanted to share some of ...Read More
Lucy Njeri Age: 13 years Lucy's mother is now a single parent without any support. Lucy's brain was starved of ...Read More
M, who arrived at the Aquinoe Learning Centre just weeks ago in a wheelchair, has been receiving intensive physiotherapy and ...Read More
Noah Kemoi Age: 13 years Noah has a sponsor ...Read More
Nyadol Galwak Age: 12 years Nyadol is a South Sudanese refugee. Nyadol needs a sponsor: £82 per term. Child-Sponsor-Form ...Read More
Peris Vihena Age: 13 years Peris is from a disadvantaged home. She needs a sponsor: £102 per month. Child-Sponsor-Form ...Read More
Pre-school pupils graduated this week and will return into Grade One in January. They all look very smart in their ...Read More
Reagan Kiprono Age: 6 years Reagan has a sponsor ...Read More
Rebbeca Wafula Age: 14 years Rebbeca has a sponsor ...Read More
Rebecca Mumanyi Age: 10 years Rebecca has Special Educational Needs. Her parents are very poor. She needs a sponsor: £123 ...Read More
Saida Cherop Age: 14 years Saida is of the Pokot tribe. Traditionally these people were nomadic and relatively poor. Arranged ...Read More
Shalom Blessing Age: 10 years Shalom is an orphan Shalom needs a sponsor: £82 per term Become a sponsor ...Read More
Shilton Nyongesa Age: 11 years Shilton is from a disadvantaged home. He needs a sponsor: £102 per term. Child-Sponsor-Form ...Read More
Timothy Kimtai Age: 8 years old Timothy's mother is a single parent, and struggles to pay even a little to ...Read More
We have received letters from some sponsored pupils. TW is a pupil who had polio and is in a wheelchair ...Read More