ICCM began our work in Kenya in 1996. We currently educate over 1000 children from preschool through Grade 8. We strive to provide the children with a holistic education, which requires teachers, parents, and school chaplains working together to create a healthy learning environment for the students. Once the students finish 8th grade, sponsorship gets more challenging, since we only operate one secondary school, a boarding school opened in 2017. Government exams determine a student’s high school placement. When possible, we arrange to continue supporting students with sponsorship as they attend various boarding schools and other secondary schools, but often we must discontinue sponsorship because we cannot maintain contact with these students.
In addition to sponsoring students through our schools, we also sponsor the children of some Free Methodist pastors and church leaders who live at a distance from our schools. This sponsorship supports their educational and nutritional needs as they live with their families and attend the nearest school.
current projects in kenya
Dr. Buconyori Free Methodist Boys Boarding School was a dream that became reality through the hard work of all who caught the vision. Phase 1, completed with designated and Special Project funds allowed us to open the school for students in January 2017.
The school’s mission is to mold and equip learners holistically with world-class training, knowledge, and skills to be Godfearing and self-reliant. Special Project funds will be used for Phase 2 to accommodate the advancing students and a new freshman class. Everyone who contributes to the Special Projects fund is a dream builder and also a dream fulfilled.
stories from kenya
facts about kenya
Languages: English (official), Kiswahili (official), numerous indigenous languages
Religions: Christian 83% (Protestant 47.7%, Catholic 23.4%, other Christian 11.9%), Muslim 11.2%, Traditionalists 1.7%, other 1.6%, none 2.4%, unspecified 0.2% (2009 est.)
Population: 47,615,739 (July 2017)
Median Age: 19.5 years (2017 est.)
Literacy: (age 15 and over can read and write) Total: 78%, Male: 81.1%, Female: 74.9% (2015 est.)
School life expectancy: Total: 11 years, Male: 11 years, Female: 11 years (2009)
Percentage below poverty level 43.4% (2012 est.)