Child Sponsorship - From 2015
It is the intention of The KOALA Project to provide a personal and direct service for individuals and families to sponsor an orphan child, providing them with the opportunity to complete their education and escape the cycle of poverty to which they were destined.
In 2015, The KOALA Project will have completed construction of the boarding house at Kilimahewa School and will be launching it's new Sponsorship program for up to 20 orphan children from the Kilimahewa village.
Nursery/Primary Schooling: (Day Students)
Sponsorship for one child to attend Kilimahewa English Medium Primary School would be approximately $450 per year, to cover school fees, uniform and basic school supplies.
Primary Schooling: (Boarding Orphans Students)
Sponsorship for one child to board at Kilimahewa English Medium Primary School would be approximately $1000 per year, to cover accommodation, school fees, meals, uniform and school supplies.
Once they complete their primary schooling our children could then attend a local Government Secondary School OR Private Boarding School. Which school they attend would depend on the student passing entrance exams and which level of support their sponsor family would be happy to pay.
It is our preference that sponsors commit to providing ongoing sponsorship of their child until they complete their secondary education, up to 13 years.
INTERESTED IN SPONSORSHIP ?
The KOALA Project is hoping to launch it's sponsorship program in 2015. If you are interested please contact me below, and I will be sure to be in contact as soon as we have more details to share.
In 2013, The KOALA Project provided a small amount of support for some of the orphan children who were due to commence primary school.
Piala is 6 years old. Her mother was a coffee picker at a local coffee farm, she was onboard a farm truck last year when it overturned killing 12 , Piala's mother was one of those killed. Her father was a retired soldier, who died few months ago, due to Stress.
Stephen is 6 years old. He is living with his grandmother as his father has mental disturbance. We do not know where his mother is.
Zuena is 7 years old and she is currently living with her grandmother. They have no means of income, and rely on school porridge for her daily meal. Her father died of HIV and she does not know where her mother is.