“The staff at The Smith Family have been amazing and we have never once felt judged. We have always felt safe and comfortable and that is important when you are so vulnerable,” said Pania.
Thanks to our generous supporters, Rickechei also has access to our learning programs. Having the support he needs has transformed his attitude towards school.
“I have participated in Learning Club and the student2student reading program,” said Rickechei.
“Previously I didn’t really like school because I couldn’t read very well. Now I’ve improved by two levels. I’m so grateful!”
Through Learning Club, Rickechei receives help with his homework after school from volunteer tutors. Your support hasn’t only helped him to catch up in class. It has also opened his eyes to greater possibilities for the future. And now he is aiming high.
“My dream is to be a robotics engineer and play basketball professionally. I actually decided on engineering after talking to a Learning Club mentor who used to work at NASA,” said Rickechei.