AACC Partnership: Mama Beth’s Orphanage
Kijabi, Kenya is a city with a population around 22,000. Kijabi, is a Maasai word that means “Place of the Wind.” It stands on the edge of the Great Rift Valley at an elevation of 2200m, and is located about 50 kilometers north-west of the capital city of Nairobi. Kijabi is quite poor and many of the children living there do not complete high school.
AACC has developed a partnership with Mama Beth’s Orphanage, which is located in Kijabi. Mama Beth’s is a non-governmental, non-political and non-profit organization that provides fundamental support to children who truly need it and focuses on helping the orphaned, poor, abused, and abandoned street children in Kenya. For thirty-five years Mama Beth has been taking care of children who are without parents or whose families are unable to provide care.
There are 75 children currently at Mama Beth’s that are in primary through secondary school age. She is aging and needs help so that her legacy carries on and becomes sustainable. AACC helps Mama Beth’s orphanage by providing scholarship funding so that children can attend the local school. These scholarships provide books, shoes, uniforms, and fees. Through AACC’s support, we hope all these children will have an opportunity to complete high school—an opportunity they would not have otherwise.
AACC sponsored the first college graduate from Mama Beth’s this year, who will attend the Kenyan Heritage Teacher’s College to become a teacher. He has made a commitment return after graduation to Mama Beth’s to teach for two years.
The Untold Stories:
Many stories are told every day, but there are some which are never told due to the pain and the shame behind them. Almost every girl in the villages of Kenya has an untold story, one that brings bad memories once remembered. I do have mine too!! One that I have never narrated to anyone till now. Not even my own sisters. Read more...
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For more information on Mama Beth’s Orphanage, please visit Mama Beth’s Web Site or visit them on Facebook.
AACC Partnership: The Hoop Dream
ACCC has a partnership relationship with The Hoop Dream, which is a basketball based project that brings the game of basketball to areas of East Africa and Nicaragua. This project builds playing courts and provides sports equipment. After courts are constructed, players are taught basics and skill practice begins. After teams are set up and three-on-three tournaments are created. The winner of the tournament receives sponsorship from The Hoop Dream to pay for school tuition, and books, as well as athletic shoes so that the participants can continue to play the game with the right equipment.
Many children are interested in learning and gladly come every day after school to learn basic skills. Through this project, the game of basketball teaches the importance of working with a team, responsibility, and dedication. It also gives the students something to look forward to, and helps them to utilize their time in a constructive manner.
You can donate to The Hoop Dream using AACC’s donation page. For more information about The Hoop Dream, please see: