IAFR Kakuma

Field notes, stories, perspectives and updates related to our ministry in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya

The graduates

April 27, 2023

The graduates

Meet the grauduates! These are the first five girls IAFR has sponsored through secondary school. National Presbyterian Church in Washington DC made it all possible.

Several years ago the church asked if IAFR could arrange for the logistics of putting at least three girls through high school from the camp. They were eager to fund the scholarships. We found a good partner NGO in Windle International Kenya as this is their area of expertise. They have proven to be an excellent partner.

In spite of Covid and many other challenges, these young ladies have gotten a good education. If God makes it financially possible, they would like to continue their studies. They shared their dreams of getting degrees in engineering, medicine, business, and tourism.

I was impressed with their stature and maturity as we spoke together.

Three of the girls are from Kakuma refugee camp. Two are from the camp here for Internally Displaced People - Kenyans who were forced to flee their homes due to political violence back in 2008.

They expressed deep thanks for those who made it financially possible. Their lives have been forever changed.

IAFR financial partners have made it possible for us to award  scholarships to three new girls this year.

May God add God's blessing.

- Tom Albinson

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About IAFR in Kakuma

IAFR has been serving people in Kakuma refugee camp since 2010. 250,000 people (mostly women and children) have found temporary refuge here from war, persecution and gross violations of human rights.

We visit Kakuma 2 times annually, during which time this blog is most active.

Visit the Kakuma page on the IAFR.org website to learn more!

Our Partners

We partner with United Refugee and Host Churches (URHC) - a refugee initiated association of over 160 churches from within the camp and surrounding host community.

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