Motherland School in Webuye, Kenya
Motherland School in Webuye is in its second year. It was founded
by John and Sylvia Khaemba and serves about 150 students. The
school serves children, both boys and girls, from pre-school through
grade three. Their vision is to offer schooling through high
school and possibly even college.
In Kenya, good schools are private schools. The public schools are
limited to the lower grades and the education they offer is hampered by
overcrowding. Teachers have 80 to 100 students in their
Parents want the best for their children, so if they can, they send
their children to private schools. In a very poor country, this is
a tremendous burden. Many talented bright children are not
reaching their potential in these difficult conditions.
Motherland School works with parents of children who have difficulty
paying fees. They also help with school uniforms. Our hosts,
Wambeye and Loice Wafula, are very active with the school. Their
youngest child is a student there. The school founders, John
and Sylvia, are part of Wambeye and Loice's couples ministry and
are committed Christians. Children in Motherland School get a good
solid foundation, not only in academics but also in the Lord.
Children will learn about biblical equality in the Motherland School!
Progress is being made. They have built an office and classrooms
as well as a kitchen where a noon meal is prepared for those children
who live too far to go home for lunch. The children are very well
behaved. We visited for over an hour, and it was amazing to see
even little ones sitting and paying attention.
While they need everything, there is a crying need for books--all kinds
of books. Homes in Kenya have few books, so a library is the most
effective way of providing reading material. The U.S. post office
has a new $37.00 flat rate box to be used to send packages overseas.
Even that is quite expensive. Donations are probably the best
means of helping this school.
Packages and donations can be sent to:
P.O. Box 885
Telephone: 254 735 791 580