Aquinoe Learning Centre

The Children

The school has one hundred and seventy five pupils, twenty six of whom have special needs, ranging from cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus and visual impairment to learning difficulties, epilepsy and Down Syndrome. Five of the children are in wheelchairs. There are also orphans, some of whom have lost their parents through the HIV/AIDs.

The ALC charity aims to improve the environment at Aquinoe for all pupils by providing better facilities and equipment for everyone at the school.

There are several children who would benefit greatly from sponsorship, some of whom are orphans and others who are from very poor families.  Details of these children are given below.

Some of the pupils at the school are older than the norm expected in Kenyan primary schools.  These are some of the young people undertaking the vocational tailoring course, who are learning skills that will enable them to gain employment and be self sufficient when they leave Aquinoe.

Orphans

Some of the orphans

There are fifteen orphans at Aquinoe, only one of whom is sponsored.  One or two of them are able to stay with grandparents or other relatives during the holidays, but most of them stay at the school as they have nowhere else to go.

Many of the children have lost their parents through HIV/AIDS and two of the children are HIV positive as well.  These two are receiving drugs and are on a special diet.

It would be lovely if these children could all be sponsored but we realise that is unlikely to happen.

We are therefore starting a new initiative whereby supporters would be able to donate a much smaller sum of, say, £5 or £10 a month to the orphan group as a whole.

Sponsor a Child

If you would like to help with the education of an individual child, you can do so by contributing on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis.  The costs are given below within the summary of information for each child.  The different sponsorship totals are usually related to the amount of medication required by the child.

It is possible to part-sponsor a child if you feel you would like to help but cannot afford the full cost.  Please look at the matrix on the sponsor form.

Sponsorship, Gilft Aid and Standing Order forms can all be found here.

Albright Nabwire

Albright Nabwire Age: 7 years Albright has a sponsor ...
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Apton Shahasi

Apton Shahasi Age: 11 years Apton has a very poor background. He needs a sponsor: £82 per term. Child-Sponsor-Form ...
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Brallion Machuzu

Brallion Machuzu Age: 9 years Brallion is an orphan. She needs a sponsor: £68 per term. Child-Sponsor-Form ...
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Brenda Cherop

Brenda Cherop Age: 10 years Brenda is of the Pokot tribe. Traditionally these people were nomadic and relatively poor. Arranged ...
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Christine Deng

Christine Deng Age: 12 years Christine is a South Sudanese refugee. She needs a sponsor: £82 per term. Child-Sponsor-Form ...
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Davine Tembwa

Davine Tembwa Age: 10 years Davine has a sponsor ...
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Desperate Need For Sponsors

The trustees have been concerned about the fate of South Sudanese refugees for over a year. Aquinoe Learning Centre had ...
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Education Excitement

This week has seen the admission of a pupil at the Aquinoe Learning Centre. Nothing unusual about that at the ...
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Elizabeth Nelimo

Elizabeth Nelimo Age: 8 years Elizabeth has a sponsor ...
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Emanuel Mutinda

Emanuel Mutinda Age: 10 years Emanuel has a single parent - his mother. They live in a slum. Emanuel needs ...
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Emmanuel Ikapolok

Emmanuel Ikapolok Age: 14 years Emmanuel has a sponsor ...
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Evans Wekesa

Evans Wekesa Age: 6 years Evans is an orphan. He needs a sponsor: £109 per term. Child-Sponsor-Form ...
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Freddie Ratandi Kemosi

Freddie Ratandi Kemosi Age: 7 years Freddie has a sponsor ...
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Galwak Chokong

Galwak Chokong Age: 10 years Galway is a South Sudanese refugee. Galway needs a sponsor: £82 per term. Child-Sponsor-Form ...
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Ibrahim Okumu

Ibrahim Okumu Age: 6 years Ibrahim has one parent - his mother. She works at the Aquinoe Learning Centre but ...
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James Langoile

James Langoile Age: 6 years James is from the Pokot tribe. Traditionally these people were nomadic and relatively poor. James's ...
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Janet Awinja

Janet Awinja Age: 13 years Janet is an orphan from Kisumu, which is 160 kilometres away. She stays with another ...
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John Kitaka

John Kitaka Age: 12 years John is from a disadvantaged home. He needs a sponsor: £102 per term. Child-Sponsor-Form ...
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Letters from Sponsored Pupils

Pupils are so grateful to be able to take advantage of the education and extra curricula activities at Aquinoe. EN ...
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Letters from Sponsored South Sudanese Pupils

We have received some very moving letters from the sponsored pupils at Aquinoe and I wanted to share some of ...
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Lucy Njeri

Lucy Njeri Age: 13 years Lucy's mother is now a single parent without any support. Lucy's brain was starved of ...
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M Makes More Progress

M, who arrived at the Aquinoe Learning Centre just weeks ago in a wheelchair, has been receiving intensive physiotherapy and ...
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Noah Kemoi

Noah Kemoi Age: 13 years Noah has a sponsor ...
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Nyadol Galwak

Nyadol Galwak Age: 12 years Nyadol is a South Sudanese refugee. Nyadol needs a sponsor: £82 per term. Child-Sponsor-Form ...
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Peris Vihena

Peris Vihena Age: 13 years Peris is from a disadvantaged home. She needs a sponsor: £102 per month. Child-Sponsor-Form ...
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Reagan Kiprono

Reagan Kiprono Age: 6 years Reagan has a sponsor ...
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Rebbeca Wafula

Rebbeca Wafula Age: 14 years Rebbeca has a sponsor ...
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Rebecca Mumanyi

Rebecca Mumanyi Age: 10 years Rebecca has Special Educational Needs. Her parents are very poor. She needs a sponsor: £123 ...
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Saida Cherop

Saida Cherop Age: 14 years Saida is of the Pokot tribe. Traditionally these people were nomadic and relatively poor. Arranged ...
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Shalom Blessing

Shalom Blessing Age: 10 years Shalom is an orphan Shalom needs a sponsor: £82 per term Become a sponsor ...
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Shilton Nyongesa

Shilton Nyongesa Age: 11 years Shilton is from a disadvantaged home. He needs a sponsor: £102 per term. Child-Sponsor-Form ...
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Timothy Kimtai

Timothy Kimtai Age: 8 years old Timothy's mother is a single parent, and struggles to pay even a little to ...
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What a Message!

We have received letters from some sponsored pupils. TW is a pupil who had polio and is in a wheelchair ...
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