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PRESCHOOL EDUCATION CLASS

Children who learn to read in the first three years of their education are likely to become fluent readers increasing their ability to be more successful in school programming. At KYCC, our preschool age children are given an academic ‘boost” so they will be ready to learn when they enter the school setting.

In the preschool program our children are instructed in reading and math readiness, English language acquisition, and social/communication skills. They are also fed two healthy meals a day, taught the importance of hand washing and brushing teeth, and given the opportunity to exercise using playground equipment along with organized games such as soccer (called football in Tanzania) and volleyball.

The nutrition and exercise make a significant difference in the overall health of the children. Additionally, they receive medical treatment when sick or injured and, preventatively, receive deworming pills so the nutrients from their meals will be digested. There are currently 40 children in this class.

ACADEMIC TUTORING CLASS

In this after school program, students are given additional support as they prepare to take required school examinations. Unless they pass these tests, they will not move on to the next level of school. They are also instructed in English language acquisition and test taking skills. Some of the students are able to pay tuition for this class and the ones who cannot are sponsored by KYCC.

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VOCATIONAL TRAINING

This program has been established for students who have been unable to attend local high schools due to lack of required tuition and/or failure to pass required entrance exams. Each individual chooses an area of study for three months. At the conclusion of the class, the students are given a certificate of completion and assisted as they prepare for job interviews and completing job applications. Vocations they may choose to receive training in are Computer Skills, Entrepreneurship, Hotel Management, Tour Guide, Sewing, Knitting, Weaving and Welding.

PATHFINDERS ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM

A select group of young adults, who have not had any vocational training in the past, are assisted with creating a business or learning a trade in order to earn a sustainable income. Some of the individuals receive scholarships to cover the cost of tuition for trades such as carpentry, mechanic and tour guide. Others are given no interest start up loans. All of the participants are given on-going support regarding business skills, money management and relationships in order to stay on a healthy life path.

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DISABLED

Disabled individuals are helped as needed. Obtaining funding for suitable housing, food/water, and prosthetics, when combined with regular visits, are all helping to provide a greater degree of independence and happiness.

WIDOWS

KYCC extends compassion to widows by providing them with health insurance, fabric for clothing, hybrid seeds for planting small gardens and ongoing emotional support.

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