Congratulations are in order …

The CanAssist African Relief Trust has been a supporter of the Kanyala Little Stars School on Rusinga Island for the past few years. We have become good friends, visited often and shared the friendship with other Canadians who, like me, love to visit Mama Benta and the kids at the school.

Since we first met the school in 2007, it has grown. When I first visited them there were four classrooms with students up to about Grade 3. There are now 300 students at the school. It is bursting at the seams. Despite this crowding, they are not compromising on academics.

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Last year they graduated their first Class 8 students and when I was there earlier this month they proudly showed me the results of the standardized country-wide exams that students write to gain entrance to Secondary School.

They had 19 candidates and all of them passed. In addition, one of the “Little Stars” was first on Rusinga Island and second in the much larger Suba District. They also proudly reported that the second standing at the school was a girl, Phelistus Ogola.

This week I also learned that Elisha Onyando has been “awarded a full comprehensive scholarship from Equity Bank Kenya based on his superb academic performance.”

I am so proud of the students, teachers and directors of the Kanyala Little Stars organization. They are all working to build a better Kenya.

Congratulations to Elisha Onyando on his academic successes and the scholarship to help him pursue his Secondary School education.

Congratulations to Elisha Onyando on his academic successes and the scholarship to help him pursue his Secondary School education.

2 thoughts on “Congratulations are in order …

  1. The “Little Stars” are growing up to be Big Stars! Congratulations to Elisha and Phelistus, and all of the other Little Stars on your wonderful achievement.

  2. Little stars have shown true love for all kids. Indeed it started as a tiny star but now we are moving towards more and more brighter stars.Soon we will be knock at global arena.I am happy to be associated with Little stars especially in planning for all activities and projects that i do behind the scenes.For one to succeed we must be fearless and prayerfull.Be blessed Kanyala little stars and mama Benter. I love you all.Keep it up. I can not forget to thank all the stakeholders.John Geddes with his team you all are indeed stars that make the little stars family.

    Fostine Opiyo
    Associated Member

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