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To The Editor:
I am writing about a program to help displaced children in Kenya. I am one of the leaders of the Young Adults Ministry at the Community of the Crucified One. Our church founded a mission house and the Kids in Kenya project in Kenya in 1998 with a charge to build schools. One school is in Lanet, near Nairobi. Since the opening of the school, 900 children receive daily schooling.
With recent uprisings and conflicts in the area, many more children were displaced. Even though a peace treaty has been signed, and the leaders of the nation are working to bring peace, many people were killed, and their children are alone. Around 650 of these recently orphaned children sought refuge in our school. That is roughly the population of Harwood Union High School.
In this Kenyan town, the teachers and locals are doing all they can to feed and support this recent swell of children. To help them in their effort, our Youth Group will be participating in a 24 Hour Fast for Hunger on March 28 and 29 to raise money through the Orphan feeding program, part of the Kids in Kenya project. Our Youth Group is hoping to raise at least $1,000. During this time of fasting and fellowship, we will be learning about the situation in Kenya, watching a movie from the teachers at the Kenyan schools, and writing letters to all of the kids.