Regional School Talent Competition


On Saturday July 23, the Jambo Jipya primary school competed in a day long cultural competition with seven other local schools. About thirty Jambo Jipya students competed in categories such as traditional dance, modeling, solo verses, coral verses, modern dance, choir music, journalism, question and answer session as well as field events like tug of war, balloon races, relay and sack races. It was a wonderful to not only watch the students perform but to experience the other students routing and cheering on their fellow classmates. I was so caught up at points that I found myself screaming for Jambo Jipya alongside the teachers and students. This was the first time Jambo Jipya competed in this type of event and I am happy to report that we placed second of the eight schools. While the students were satisfied with their performance, they are determined to work hard and take first place next year.





Last November, two of our long time children’s home orphans graduated from the Jambo Jipya School. Both Ritah Kakai and Jeremiah Kadish are kind, caring and responsible individuals who would like to pursue an associate degree in business. Since January they were enrolled in computer courses at the Nesbony College of Professional Studies. In September they will begin a two-year diploma course at the Kenyan Institute of Management in Mombasa.  Each semester is roughly $350.00 per student. R2S is looking for sponsorship for each semester (350.00) or year (700.00) or 1500.00 for diploma programs for both Ritah and Jeremiah. Please contact Reason2Smile if interested and program details will be shared at this time. Thank you in advance for supporting these wonderful individuals with their dreams.