Near Lake Victoria, the Kenya Alliance for the Advancement of Children’s Rights works in schools in the area, creating a child ambassador program that seeks to live out the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child.

Javan was 11 years old when he lost both of his parents, leaving him to look after his younger brother. He had to leave school to sell mangoes and oranges to raise money to keep his younger brother in school.

When Javan was 12, he heard about the child rights program. He was so inspired by what he heard that he worked to get himself enrolled in this program. Soon he was back in school.

Through the partnership of the Kenya Alliance for the Advancement of Children’s Rights and Mission & Service of The United Church of Canada, we are thankful that Javan and his brother are able to continue their education. Javan will soon be going to university to study to become a medical laboratory technician, and his brother is now in high school. Our gifts for Mission & Service made this possible.

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