Plant-a-Book International helps Nairobi Kids! This blog represents two registered nonprofit organizations, PAB and KKIN-UK, that provide support for the students at Galilee Primary School and Waddington High School, and children living in the Holly House orphanages in the slums of Nairobi Kenya. We are dedicated to lifting children from poverty through literacy and education. For more information, please visit PAB's website at

Friday, June 24, 2011

Friday's Featured Students - Solve Our Sanitation Students

Meet some of the 1400 children of Galilee Primary and Waddington High School – two schools in the Nairobi slums where there is a ratio of 175 children to each latrine!

Due to the over-use and poor location of the current toilets, several of our children have been ill with typhoid fever. These conditions are shameful in the 21st century where nations across the world have signed the UN charter affirming that the right to sanitation is a basic human right.

These children can be sponsored through our special SOS (Solve Our Sanitation) Sponsorship Program. We are offering a limited number of children on a Basic Program Sponsorship. While breakfast, uniform and school supplies are not included in these basic sponsorships, the children are provided an opportunity to exchange letters with their sponsors and receive encouragement. To participate in the SOS program, make a donation of at least $25, $35 or $50, whatever you are comfortable with. These funds will be used to purchase land for latrines. The school has received an opportunity to have six latrines built -- these are desperately needed.

Meet Francis - SOS33
Francis is 10 years old and in class 5A. His birthday is July 21st. Francis lives in the slums with his parents who are unemployed and very poor. He enjoys playing ball. Francis' best subject is science and he dreams of becoming a pilot someday. Can you be Francis' friend and sponsor?
Meet Doreen - SOS13
Update - Doreen has been sponsored!!!

Doreen is 12 years old and in class 3B. Her birthday is April 5. She lives with her poor parents in the slums. Doreen enjoys dancing and her best subject is English. She imagines becoming a pilot someday. Doreen needs a friend and sponsor -- please consider sponsoring her.

Meet Peter - SOS57
Peter is 12 years old, with a birthday on February 24. He is in class 5B where his best subject is English. Peter lives with his unemployed parents in a single room house in the slums. Someday he wants to be an electrician. Peter would love a sponsor and friend -- could it be you?
Meet Joseph - SOS55
Joseph will be 11 years old on June 25. He is in class 5B where his best subject is English. His father died and he now lives with his unemployed mother and older sister in the slums. At home he helps by washing clothes. Joseph likes to ride a bike. When he grows up he wants to be a pilot. Would you like to be Joseph's special friend and sponsor?

Meet Victor - SOS49

Victor is 11 years old with a birthday on June 27, 1999. He is in Class 6. His best subject is science and he wants to be an accountant someday. Victor lives with his unemployed parents and has grown up in the Kayole-Soweto slums. He enjoys playing football. Can you help Victor by being his sponsor and friend?
Meet Titus - SOS48

Titus is 11 years old and in class 6A. His birthday is December 25, 1999. Titus lives with his unemployed parents and three siblings. His chore is fetching water. Titus would like to be a teacher someday. He enjoys riding a bicycle and his best subject is Kiswahili. Won't you be Titus' new sponsor?

How can you help? Donations are very welcome. However, you can also help by sponsoring a child via our SOS program. Not only will you be encouraging a child to complete his education, but you will be helping the entire school.  Please visit our website at to learn more or to make a general donation.
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