Star of Hope Centre USA
5015 Magnolia Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368
501(c)3 Tax ID: #45-3605509
One of our Grade 7 pupils was involved in a serious accident on his way to Star of Hope. Clinton hopped on the back of a slow-moving truck. The driver wasn’t aware the child had gotten on and when he slowed at a bump, Clinton fell off and broke his left leg in multiple places. His screaming attracted passersby, who identified him as a Star of Hope student because of his uniform. Leonard and the nurse rushed to his aid and got him to a hospital in Bungoma.
UPDATE: Clinton had orthopedic surgery, which was deemed successful.
Happy and Hopeful Spring Season to you and yours
from the whole Star of Hope Family,
Leonard, Gladwell, the teachers and staff in Kenya, the USA Board
(Vicki, Dana, Marsha and Bill), and most of all, the children.
Sisters Beryl and Faith are students at Star of Hope and live with their parents in the village. The parents do menial jobs in the community, including some work at Star of Hope, but cannot afford school for their children. Because of your help, the girls are getting an education, meals and medical care. This is something YOU can feel good about! And please know, it means the world to their parents!
March 2023 Newsletter
He will stay in the hospital for about two weeks, then will need crutches or a wheelchair while he recovers. Clinton’s family would not be able to pay for any of this care, so Star of Hope is covering it from our Emergency Fund. That fund exists because of your generosity. Thanks to you, Clinton will recover from this unfortunate accident and will soon be back at school, learning, walking, running, and playing again!
Thanks to a grant from the Moody Methodist Church Foundation and matching funds from our donors, we were able to replace the school’s aging vehicle with a quality pre-owned Toyota Minivan. The minivan provided immediate benefit to Star of Hope Centre – helping staff commute from the nearby town of Bungoma to the rural village of Chebukuyi (where Star of Hope is located); serving as a “school-bus” for a handful of students that otherwise would not be able to attend school; using it as a “cargo-van” to transport food and supplies; and in emergencies, transporting hurt or ill students to medical care in Bungoma. It is invaluable for the school!
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