School in 2020 was much like it was in the United States. When Covid-19 was detected in Kenya, all schools were closed. In January 2021 schools opened with much stricter requirements for safety. Our High School kids started first and then followed by the younger kids. The babies still take naps in the afternoon. Pastor Fred acquired new mattresses to replace the old grass mats they had used before.
Education is Power
Marindi Grace Academy was created to provide education for children that cannot afford to go to any of the other schools in Kenya. Pastor Fred Otieno's vision for this school is to reach out to the poorest communities and give the children a chance at a real future. This school prepares the students for their future careers as well as teaching them the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Fred's Kids wants to come alongside and help support this academy. There are currently 400 students enrolled in Marindi Academy and the classrooms are in need of replacing.
In 2019, Fred's Kids and our partners were able to help fund the purchases of new computers and laptops for the school. We also were able to get new uniforms for some of the kids.
To provide quality education to the children for better life in future
In 2018, Fred's Kids and our partners were able to help rebuild two kindergarten classrooms, purchase books for the students' curriculum, and provide 2 to 3 nourishing meals a day for the 350 students.