Crossroads Springs Africa Is ...
For children in Kenya who have lost one or both parents to AIDS, there is often little chance for even a primary education, given the need to pay for required uniforms and textbooks even for public education. Having begun with 40 vulnerable children in 2004, Crossroads Springs Institute, in Hamisi, Kenya now educates and cares for 340 of these children, children who would otherwise have had little opportunity to improve their lives, but who now have a bright future because of this loving care and outstanding education.
You can help us change these children's lives... donate now or join us at one of our upcoming events! Better yet, join the 120 friends who sponsor a child... 220 more children would love the chance to have that special connection! You can choose the grade and gender of the child and you'll receive a picture and at least one letter each year from the child you sponsor. $700 will feed, clothe, and educate a child for a year!
SUMMER 2015 VISIT TO CROSSROADS SPRINGS INSTITUTE
“Welcome our visitors!” The welcome in traditional song and dance, smiles and warm greetings, brought tears of joy to our international group of 11 volunteers from Australia and many parts of USA.
We joined teachers, support staff and children in many planned and unplanned activities during our 10-day stay.
All 340 children were photographed for sponsors and each was rewarded with a “High 5” and pencils, colored pencils, a toothbrush, and toothpaste.
Very popular art and writing projects focused on favorite fruits and vegetables, children’s drawings to be used to make cards for sale.
Volunteers and school nurse treated 200 children’s teeth with fluoride, and the nurse reported dramatic difference in teeth treated last year compared to teeth now treated for the first time. [See photo Fluoride treatment]
Class 8 students were assisted in gathering documents and references need to accompany their own written applications for secondary scholarships.
Thousands of donated books gathered and mailed to CSI by a volunteer, were sorted and placed in the library by this volunteer, the librarian and students, to the excitement of all. We saw a boy outside the school wearing a reused shirt saying, “Read books, not T-shirts!” .