Frequently Asked Questions
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What are your most urgent needs there? School fees for the children, food, clothing, school materials, uniforms, salaries for school staff, school infrastructure, and supporting guardians with their livelihoods.
What subjects do they teach (what is the curriculum)? Subjects taught are, Math, English, Kiswahili, Christian Religious Education, Environmental Science, Hygiene and Nutrition, Arts, Music, German, Computer Studies, and Sports. The Kenyan new Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) is what is offered.
Are Christian-based Bible classes taught? Yes, every class teaches this, and everyday school begins with prayer also before meals and at the end of day a prayer is said before children go home.
What do the children do on the computers and do they have internet access? Yes, they have internet access, and they learn subjects/content from the curriculum, they learn English, and play games guided by their teachers.
What is the name of the school and when was it established? Dimmock Academy and the locals call it the same name as well. From 2017, with just few children but now we have close to 140 children enrolled and 8 teachers.
Do you drive a bus every day to pick-up the children? Yes, we have a bus driver at the school but Julius one of our founders has driven children to school and back home for the last 3 years.
Monthly Operating Cost for The School:
Salaries $940 USD
Food $200 USD
Bus Fuel and Maintenance $400 USD
Books and Stationery $100 USD
Water $50 USD
Electricity $20 USD
Mask, Soaps, Sanitizers $50 USD
Miscellaneous $30 USD
Total Monthly Operating Cost for the school = $1,790 USD
Support an Orphan for a Year:
School Fee: $180 per year
School Materials: $25 per year
School Uniform: $60 per year
Clothes: $40 per year
Food: $225 per year
Guardians: $100 per year
Activities: $30 per year
Medical Needs: $60 per year
Approximately $60 per month, or $720 per year