By George Ochieng I had an opportunity to watch this movie last month, with themes cutting across leadership, kingdoms, betrayal, unexploited potential, cultural diversity, and more. They have this special mineral called Vibranium that everyone covets and are fighting over because of its diverse abilities. According to the movie, it is believed that the mineral was deposited on Earth 10,000 years ago by a meteorite. The metal is capable of absorbing waves and other vibrations thus it is used to make things like armor and weapons.
James is a perfect example of why we sponsor the students we do. He heard of Ndoto seven years ago and received a sponsorship in 2012 to go to high school. James is sponsored by Tim & Donna T. “Before joining, life was never easy on any side,” James told us last month. “I lost my dad when we were still young – I was in first grade. The memory is still fresh in my mind.
I was an Ndoto student by the grace of God. I graduated last December with a Bachelors Degree in Economics and Finance from Kenyatta University. I was born and raised in the Obunga slum in Kisumu, Kenya. I got sponsored by Ndoto in 2010, when I was joining high school. Life was not easy before I got a sponsorship. Most people believed that nothing good could come from a slum. I am glad that I can stand firm and give a testimony: Ndoto saw an opportunity for something good from this slum.
by Fred Sadia In my one and a half month stay at Ndoto, the 16th of October has already become one of my most memorable days. It all started with a call that I made to one of the newly selected Ndoto students, Collins O. I was informing him about the official welcoming date for the new students. Little did I know that he wasn’t aware in the first place that he had qualified to be part of the Ndoto family.
Sometimes sponsors ask us what kinds of gifts they can send to their students. In general, we discourage our students from asking for things in their letters to sponsors, and in Kenya we ensure that students’ basic needs are provided for. However, we do allow sponsors to send small gifts to their students if they feel so moved! Remember that everything our sponsors send has to travel in people’s suitcases, so they may be delayed in getting to students and they need to be smaller and lighter.