Mission Equal and better
education for all.
Vision: To work with the people of Kapkemich, Kenya and the surrounding area to enhance education opportunities through infrastructure projects, providing educational tools and granting scholarships.
FOSA is a 501(c)(3): 100% of your donation supports this mission/vision. Board members pay for all administrative costs
Watch a short
documentary by Evan Wunsch
and Lacey Hawkinson
about Friends of St. Anne’s Girls’ School and our collaboration with the community of Kapkemich, Kenya. [password is kenya]
SAVE the DATE
April 29, 2018 for our next Celebration of Thanks to be held at Thompson Barn in Lenexa, Kansas.
Your support is helping 33 continuing and 16 new scholarship applicants at St. Anne’s High School and 33 continuing post-secondary students with tuition and fees during 2017 and the beginning of 2018. Thanks to your generosity, 30 of our scholarship recipients have graduated from post-secondary schools and universities.
Eighteen post-secondary students celebrating with visitors from FOSA.
Virginia Wright Healthcare Skills Laboratory and Clinic
To support the health and well-being of St. Anne’s students and staff as well as the surrounding community several generous donors provided funds to build and equip a medical clinic across the road from the school. Eventually the clinic well be self-sustaining; until then, continued financial support is needed. Thanks to all who donated during our fundraiser in October 2017. The clinic is operational and a great addition to the community.
FOSA welcomes the staff and wishes them well in this joint effort between Kapkemich, Kenya and Kansas USA
Above:Community members lining up for free care on opening day. Left: Clinic staff- Ruth, laboratory technician, Emanuel, nurse, and Linda, receptionist/ medical records, former FOSA scholarship recipient (Not pictured are the day and night guards); Linda taking patient’s blood pressure using equipment donated in Kansas City; Clinic staff and board members ready for opening day. Below: Ruth testing patient’s blood. Right: Caring for the children of the community; Baby Virginia, first baby from the community born in the clinic.
Magdalene and Nelly on their recent graduation from Moi University. Wishing them the best as they pursue their chosen careers.
Magdalene and Nelly pictured with Simon Tarus. Many thanks to Simon for his guidance and support for the FOSA scholarship recipients.
St. Anne’s students
Student Scholarships: Thanks to the generosity of Friends, 54 post-secondary scholarships have been awarded in the past 5 years with 30 of the recipients completing their studies receiving a certificate, diploma or degree. Others continue to pursue their education because of you.
Post-secondary scholarship recipients (graduated)
Abigael (teaching certificate)
Angela (nutrition diploma)
Caren (teaching certificate)
Emmy (teaching degree)
Everlyne (business mgt certificate)
Felix (plant operator certificate)
Joice (teaching degree)
Judith (public health certificate)
Magdaline (business mgt degree)
Mary (teaching diploma)
Naumi (electrical certificate)
Nelly (applied statistics/computing degree)
Rose (nursing diploma)
Ruth (teaching degree)
Shirleyne (accounting certificate)
Sila (motor mechanic certificate)
Violah (teaching certificate)
Looking forward to dreams achieved
2017 St. Anne’s Scholarship Recipients