The Child Sponsorship Program

Meet Kibet and Kimama

"We are Kibet and Kimama, and we are brothers. Our mother is mentally ill and we do not know who our father is, so we have been fending for ourselves until we met the VUNA family in 2014. Since then, they have been our guardian and have enrolled us in a boarding school where we get food, shelter and education."



"There is usually a lot of inter-clan fighting where we live. Because of this, we were unable to attend school from January to March in 2017. As a result, we have been taking care of our relatives' herds away from home. Our hope to return to school faded away, but today we are happy to have found a new boarding school within our community.  It is safe here and we can focus on our education.  Thank you VUNA and Friends of VUNA for your love.
Kimama (left) and Kibet when we first met them in 2014

To support other children like Kibet and Kimamma in Pokot or Turkana, consider donating to our sponsorship program (see below). Your contribution will go a long way towards helping a child in need.

You can also support us by signing up for an upcoming mission trip. If you have any question about the program, email us at pokotmission@gmail.com.
 Kibet and Kimama after sponsorship
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IIn  the midst of an increasingly knowledge-based global economy, 30 million primary school-aged children in Africa—one in every four—are out of school, along with 20 million adolescents (UIS, 2012). According to an article by Justin W. Van Fleet of The Brookings Institute, nearly 17 million children in Africa will never attend school.

Traditional obstacles such as FGM (Female Genital Mutilation), the practice of early marriages for girls to obtain dowries, and the necessity for boys to take care of their families’ cattle are affecting children in Pokot and Turkana. Other barriers include the health of the community, sanitation and hygiene practices, and lack of finances. Without access to education, these communities remain trapped in extreme poverty, with a high under-five mortality rate, low health outcomes, and low life expectancies. A lack of education consigns youth to a future of poverty, underemployment, insecurity and undermines the region’s ability to prosper economically.
   

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VUNA International recognizes the importance of education. Through generous gifts, our organization seeks to raise funds to send underprivileged children to school. 

By educating children, together we can break the cycle of poverty and build hope in the future generations. The program sponsors children as per the wishes of the donor, as long as they meet the Child Protection Laws.

The program was first launched in 2014 during our first mission trip to Pokot. 
    

If you are interested in sponsoring a child, please fill out our Contact US form, or send us an email at pokotmission@gmail.com.

Once you have been accepted in the program, you will receive a Welcome Packet that will contact your sponsored child's profile.  You will also receive reports on how your donations have been allocated and your child's progress.

Thank you in advance for your willingness to put a smile on a child's face.  In case of further questions, the sponsor may contact our Education Child Sponsorship department.

  1. Personal sponsor— one person decided to adopt a specific child they are responsible for their annual sponsorship as per the agreement.
  2. Small group sponsorship—This is form of sponsorship involves more than one person. Small groups of 5-10 people come together and agree on how they will contribute to sponsoring a child/Children. The contribution fee will be decided based on the group. VUNA International can assist independent donors to form a groups meaning X amount of donors funding will be directed to a given child as decided by VUNA. A second option is where friends, family etc. come together to develop sponsorship groups.
  3. Institutional Sponsorship- A given institution will choose to partner with a school in marginalized communities. The sponsor institutions would conduct events, fundraisers etc. towards these specific school. They can also identify a project within the school being sponsored that they can help develop in addition to sponsoring the children through school. These institutions would include but not limited to churches schools, business, private companies etc.
    
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