Last month, students in the primary school helped create awareness about taking care of the environment. They went to Nyahururu (the local town) and participated in a parade and helped clean up one of the rivers. The students also performed a singing and dancing number for the attendees of the Environmental Day. It was a great experience for them to make a practical difference for the environment by cleaning up a stream. They finished the day happy to make a contribution in their city!
We are very proud of our students who excel academically, especially considering the difficult circumstances that most have come from.
Last year, students in the 6th to 8th grade did an amazing job on their end of the year exams. In fact, they tested as the #2 school in the whole zone. This year, a special prize ceremony was held for the top performing schools. The governor attended in order to hand out awards to schools and students.
Heroes of the Nation received a prize for being position #2. HTN was also given prizes for being number 1 in social studies, number 2 in math, and number 3 in science. Altogether, HTN was awarded 45 certificates. A huge congratulations to our students who worked very hard to receive these awards!
Milestones of 2013… look what happened because of YOUR support!
- 53 new children admitted to the HTN campus!
- Of the 53 children admitted, 30 were girls in danger of exploitation, abuse, and child marriage.
- Middle School performed at the Top of the District… because of the amazing HTN school that you make possible.
- A medical team provided services to our children and the community.
- Middle School Buildings re-painted by a team from Norway.
- Extra fresh produce grown in the garden and greenhouses to provide fresh fruits and vegetables for the children.
- Youngest Children’s Dorm outfitted with brand new mattresses and bedding!
- New Generator installed on the campus.
When we heard the stories of 30 young girls without parents, we knew that something needed to be done. These beautiful girls are now part of the Heroes family. Their futures are bright and they are in an environment where they can learn and grow. It’s overwhelming to think of how their lives have changed. This is wonderful, this is true impact. This is the story you are writing. Thank you for your support!
The Massai Girls before coming to Heroes of the Nation
Massai girls in their brand new uniforms at Heroes of the Nation!
Maybe you have seen images of African men jumping incredibly high or heard stories of young boys who kill a lion as part of their journey to adulthood. These snapshots are part of daily life in the Massai tribes in Kenya. HTN visited two of the tribes who live in mud huts, with no water or electricity. The men make a meager living from raising cattle and children who lose parents face hardship and extreme poverty. We were alerted to the needs of orphaned children in these tribes and were able to offer assistance and hope.
We admitted 22 children from the tribes to our campus – 5 in high school and 17 in primary school. These kids have lost their parents, but are now part of the HTN family. It was amazing to see the transformation in the children that took place in just a month. They have grown spiritually, academically and physically. We are so excited to see these kids grow up to be heroes and leaders of tomorrow.
Nancy (name changed for privacy)
Nancy’s mother died during childbirth and Nancy’s father struggled to provide for his family of four. He sought assistance from Heroes of the Nation in 2013.
Nancy fell behind in her schooling so she is working hard at HTN in order to catch up. She enjoys reading storybooks and learning about her country. Her favorite color is white and her favorite foods are chapati and meat. She would like to be a teacher when she grows up.
Francesca (Name changed for privacy)
Francesca’s parents and her siblings were killed in 2008 during violence between the Poket and Samburu. The girl was rescued as the only survivor in her family. An aunt cared for Francesca, but struggled to provide for her basic needs. Francesca was brought to Heroes of the Nation in 2013.
Francesca is working hard to catch up in school. Her favorite subject is science and she would like to be a doctor. Francesca enjoys singing and her favorite color is white.
Dominic (name changed for privacy)
Dominic’s father died in 2002 and his mother died in 2004. Dominic and his siblings were left under the care of their oldest sister, who struggled to provide for them as a casual laborer.
Dominic entered Heroes of the Nation in the 9th grade and promises to work hard to better his future. His favorite subject is math and he would like to be an engineer. He enjoys listening to music, eating chapati and chicken. His favorite color is blue.