Lynsi Love Secondary School has established itself as a wonderfully safe place for students to learn. Students that had previously not attended secondary school have come to Lynsi Love after hearing about its programs from current students. Students are encouraged to complete the four-year program and receive the support they need to do so. The director and teachers are extremely dedicated and love what they do. The school is bursting at the seams with students who want to better themselves with education and with Kenya’s Kids in Need, they can!
Kenya’s Kids in Need is striving to break the cycle of poverty through the power of education. We support the Lynsi Love Secondary School, provide monthly support for 19 orphans. We want to provide all our students with the opportunity to strive for their full potential through education. The Lynsi Love Secondary School was established by a small number of volunteers to meet the needs of the increasing number of high school students in the Kayole Patanisho informal settlement of Nairobi, Kenya.
Presently (2017), there are 110 high school students that attend the Lynsi Love Secondary School. Students (whose parents are able) pay a small fee ($5.00 to $10.00 USD monthly) to attend classes. The director attempts to raise funds from individual supporters. The small staff attempt to serve as many students as possible with very limited funding and extremely dedicated teachers.
Over the last two years we have provided many text books, notebooks, laptops, a microscope and other laboratory equipment, soccer t-shirts, running water, National Exam testing materials and fees for students to take the Nation Exam. We have provided funding for major repairs to the school and dorm rooms. We assist in covering the cost of regular maintenance. We provide funding for Christmas Eve, Christmas, Day and New Year’s meals for the students to celebrate their successes. We strive to assist all students in reaching their personal goals of attending college and or finding work to support themselves.
We provide monthly support for the orphans living at the Lynsi Love Secondary School so that they have the necessary support to complete their secondary education. With proceeds from last year’s (2016) fundraiser, we moved 14 orphan girls living in an 8’x12’ classroom into two rooms across the street with a washroom and water. We purchased bunk beds and linens. The classroom they vacated can now be used to accommodate more students. Lynsi Love provides not only an education, but food, shelter, clothing, medical care, and a matron to watch over them – all in a loving Christian environment. Lynsi Love is the girls’ classroom and their home!
In addition to those students that do not have parents, many others are considered orphans as they come from unimaginably desperate situations and truly have no one to take care of them. What begins as a cry for help ends with the school principal finding them a safe place to sleep. Oftentimes, four girls will share a set of bunk beds.