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

CSA Hosted Its Fifth Annual Derby Party at the Historic Knox Main House

Our Gala Event “Off to the Races” was held on May 4, 2019 – the same day as the Kentucky Derby at the historic Main House in Knox Farm State Park. Thank you to our sponsors, advertisers, all guests who attended, businesses that donated or helped out and our amazing Derby Committee. A slide show of the event can be accessed by clicking HERE!

CSA BOARD MEMBER MARY KLAUS TRAVELS TO WESTERN KENYA

From July 23 to August 14, 2018 CSA Board Member Mary Klaus, along with two other Western New York residents, met up with the Friends of Kakamega team and traveled to Western Kenya for a visit with our students and staff as well as with the Kakamega Orphans Care Centre children. The trippers packed extra suitcases full of supplies for the children which included yarn, towels, fleece jackets, soccer balls, tooth brushes, fluoride treatments and more! Approximately 110 children received fluoride treatments, a program that began two years ago at KOCC and has become an annual event, thanks to our friend, Tom Potts DDS who trained our volunteers and donated supplies and equipment. Thanks also to our local dentists for donating toothbrushes. Pastor Ida said there have been fewer trips to the dentist! The trip proved to be an inspiring and enriching experience. Mary Klaus, who is our sponsorship chair, was able to meet with our CSA secondary students including during home visits in Hamisi. Our team in Kenya, Grace and Lydia, who manage our student program, met with Mary to discuss our program and to offer additional information on the progress of each of our students. Mary visited four of our students’ homes in Hamisi. She was able to meet with the student, parents, grandparents and/or caregivers at each home to gain a better understanding of the challenges our students face on a daily basis. She said that “In most cases we reached the houses from a foot path. For me, it was a humbling experience. The homes are made of stick frames and mud.”