The early Saturday morning was beautiful with its vast flow of clarity: The iota of low-level sky-blue clouds that were spread-out to the horizon signified the start of a bright future for 22 Buckner Kenya beneficiaries.
Buckner Kenya’s Executive Country Director Dickson Masindano graced the successful transitioning of Buckner Kenya’s scholarship beneficiaries from Buckner Kitale Family Hope Centre (SOH) and Buckner Cherangany Family Hope Centre (Reynolds).
The Champions of Hope were admitted in to the Buckner Programs at a tender age and have successfully graduated with various Diploma and Degree awards from different institutions of higher learning in Kenya.
“I am glad that Buckner Kenya has transformed the lives of many children in this country, through funding that we receive from donors. The funding has helped in educating and providing basic needs for thousands of children who hail from vulnerable family backgrounds in Kenya. We are very grateful to the donors,” said Mr Masindano “ I would like to encourage all the beneficiaries who have transitioned from the program to keep up with the spirit of hard work and always look at the sunny side of life, I promise to help them when a job opportunity arises,”
Demise of parents, neglect, lack of school fees and poor living conditions prompted the admission of majority of the children into the foster and kinship care program.
Buckner Kenya through its social workers ensured that they were taken to good schools, paid their school fees, provided them with basic needs including books and clothes and gave them upkeep to facilitate their stay in school.
Valentine Mogire, a graduate teacher of literature and sign language acknowledged that joining Buckner Kenya revealed a sense of restoration in her life, she has gradually moved from living in rags to living in riches.
“I was living a miserable life before I got recruited to Buckner Kenya. I wore tone clothes, I lacked school fees and lived in a house that had a leaking roof. I am glad that joining Buckner Kenya transformed my life. I have also grown spiritually and successfully gone through school and graduated with a Degree, despite the fact that most people knew that I was a failure and thought that I would end up being a house manager,” said Valentine
The 22 are shinning examples to hundreds of beneficiaries under Buckner Kenya.