Future in Our Hands - USA, places a high priority on education. A portion of the funds raised by FIOH - USA is used to support education throughout the world.
Education programs include:
The Sponsored Students Program
Has enabled bright students from poor families and orphans to access education. We are proud of all the students who have completed primary and secondary Education and have registered good performances. Some are in the University Colleges to date. This has helped the students develop self-confidence and be among the educated within their communities that have hope for a better life.
Cost to sponsor a secondary or college student: $350/year
Support to Schools
FIOH - USA has mobilized resources which have helped to equip schools with desks, balls, tables/chairs, cupboards, pencils and text books. This has enabled the schools' performances to improve. An example is Usoma Primary School recorded an increase in the mean grade of + 13, in their 2005, class eight national examinations compared to the year 2004. The support that FIOH - USA has given to Awasi Nursery School cannot go unmentioned. This Nursery caters for so many orphans of ages 3 to 6 years. The feeding program started enables the orphans to learn better, and have something to be put in the stomach at the end of the day.
FIOH - USA has provided textbooks for school libraries and facilitated development of a mobile library whereby schools and individuals borrow books to read. This enhances a culture of reading in the community, hence reducing incidences of slipping back to illiteracy after completing school.
This program has enabled students, who could not complete primary school to acquire life skills such as tailoring/dress making, knitting, or mechanics. FIOH - USA has mobilized funds helping individuals to become self reliant in their daily needs.
Cost of Vocational Training: $150/year – most programs are two-years long.
FIOH - USA and FIOH - Kenya have started a pen pal program. Students from Usoma Primary School have been writing letters to children at Lindbergh Elementary School. This has helped children from both schools learn much more about their country, culture, hobbies and also see the different learning environments that each have.
Michele and Linda assisted in organizing an educational program for children with Burkitt's Lymphoma in a local hospital.
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