Crossroads Springs Africa facilitates secondary and post-secondary education for disadvantaged Kenyan youth so they can reach their potential and becomes sources of economic and leadership strength in their communities.

SECONDARY SCHOOL HALF-TERM BREAK

During the secondary school half-term break in June, Administrator Pastor Ida Nelson, Social Worker Grace Wambui, and Educational Counselor Lydia Muyaku held a meeting at the Kakamega Orphans Care Centre with many of the CSA-sponsored students from Forms One, Two, and Three to check on their progress and learn of any other requirements they might need for the remaining period of the term. Lydia tells us that the students all reported that they were faring on well with their studies, promising better grades come end of term. Form Four students are now preparing for their KCSE exams coming up in November at the end of Term Three.

READY FOR FLUORIDE TREATMENTS

dentist treatmentVolunteers are packing their bags for three weeks with the children and staff at Kakamega Orphan Care Center and Hamisi village in Western Kenya!  Besides used soccer balls and gently used fleece jackets, they will bring equipment donated by Dr. Tom Potts, DDS, to treat the teeth of 200 children with fluoride to prevent cavities.  This has been done in previous years and results checked a year later show that it is very effective! Volunteers bring toothbrushes and toothpaste donated by Dr. Ray Nicefero and Dr. Daniel A. Faltisco to practice good daily dental care with the children.  Older children are taught to continue brushing with younger children every day. Many thanks to Dr. Potts for this training and equipment and to Drs. Nicefero and Faltisco for daily care items.

SOLAR LAMPS FOR FORM ONE STUDENTS

guardians with lights

Lydia met with the Form One parents whose children are in day schools on July seventh. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the progress of the students and to decipher how best to assist them to achieve their dreams. The parents were also given solar lamps which would enable the students to study well at night while at home. The parents were happy with the lamps since most of the students were using hurricane lamps for lighting which don't provide enough light and are also expensive in terms of the paraffin needed. Additionally, this type of lighting is harmful to the eyes.