We are excited to announce that Love For Ethiopia has been given yet another chance to serve! We have recently been contacted by a team of missionaries and locals to start a project in Taveta, Kenya. At Love For Ethiopia we believe that God has no borders, and are prepared to go anywhere he sends us. We have already had the chance to travel to Taveta for the purpose of listening and researching the many issues in the city, and to see where Love For Ethiopia can best assist in God’s work there. God has already blessed us with so many amazing contacts, both in Taveta and even in Jacksonville, that will truly help this new project transition into a possible and realistic plan with great effectiveness.
As we traveled through Taveta, Kenya, we quickly began to understand just how vast many of the issues there are. We met with families, principals, students, pastors, and other non-profits to better understand the struggles of the people, and determine where and how we can help. Through our searching we found a school known as Tangini. We instantly felt connected with the school, and found ourselves with an immediate urge to help. One blessing is that there is already a presence of a local family there that teaches the Word of God at this School. Because education in Kenya is free, we ran into a different problem on how to get kids to attend school. Unlike Ethiopia, we do not need to support their tuition to attend school. The simple fact is is that the children of Tangini, and other schools in Taveta, do not attend due to hunger. The schools cannot afford to feed them, and therefore the students spend the majority of their days searching for food rather than knowledge at a school.
How We Plan To Help
Like we said before, one of the main reasons kids are not going to school is a lack of food. We are starting our focus on this singular school at the moment, and targeting this issue. We have already began the process of writing a grant in order to start a gardening program at Tangini. This will help the school learn about and start a self sustaining garden. It is important to remember that these teachers and students do not desire to simply be given something for free. They simply want the chance to be fed at school so they can focus on learning, and changing the outcome of their circumstances. We eventually desire to feed the entire 350 student school population every single day, but at the moment we are focusing on starting the garden, and actively seeking opportunities to partner with others to start the school feeding program. If we can provide this service, than students can attend school and focus on what truly matters, a quality education.