In only a few short weeks our Form 4 students will begin their KCSE (Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education) examinations. The testing process is rigorous and will last throughout the month of November. Completion of this exam marks the culmination of their secondary school education. For many of our students though, this achievement represents so much more.

When John’s father abandoned his family, his mother was faced with a daunting situation. She was a single mother now, caring for multiple children on her own. Finding work was difficult because she had to provide extra care for John’s disabled sibling. She struggled to provide food and the essentials of daily life. Paying school fees seemed like a luxury in their new reality.

It would have been easier for John to give up, to let the darkness that had clouded over his life deter him from moving forward. Rapha Community Center became a beacon of light for him during this challenging time. When he joined our school, he was able to continue his education even when his mother couldn’t pay his school fees. With this stress eliminated, he could focus on his future. He set a goal of taking the KCSE someday. In a few weeks, John will reach that goal.

We are so privileged to be part of John’s journey, as well as the journey of every child who has found comfort and hope in the light of our community. Your support makes that possible. Your support helps that light to shine even brighter for all of our children.

With gratitude,

Jennifer Musick Wright
Executive Director & Founder

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PO Box 4085, Philadelphia, PA 19118

Thank you!

Rapha Student