Ibrahim has lost both his parents and is in the custody of his aged grandmother who is a widow. His house is made of a tin sheet roof, mud walls, and cemented floor. They have neither running water nor electricity. The grandmother grows vegetables.
Ibrahim Okinyi was born on February 19, 2010. He will join CGA grade 3 Class in January 2020 along with his younger brother Isack Otieno. Both their parents died, and they are in the custody of their aged grandmother who is also a widow. They live in a traditional homestead setup on the other side of the hill about one hour walk from CGA. It takes them only ten minutes to walk to the shops and to the main road. Ibrahim's grandmother's house is made of a tin sheet roof, mud walls, and cemented floor. It is partitioned into two rooms and has very little furniture. They have neither running water nor electricity. They use lake water for washing and treat it for drinking. The lake is about a twenty-minute walk. They use solar for lighting and use firewood or charcoal for cooking and have a common pit latrine within the homestead. The grandmother grows traditional vegetables in the compound, and this helps with food for the family. Both Ibrahim and his brother Isack share a bedroom in their late parents' house that is next to their grandmother's house. There are many children in the homestead. They are his cousins. Some of them are orphaned living with their widowed mothers, and they too come to CGA. Ibrahim is a bright boy. He did well on his test, and we trust he is going to excel at CGA. 2021 Update: Ibrahim is currently 161 cm tall and weighs 31 kgs. Ibrahim's stepmother has taken custody of both Ibrahim and his younger brother because the grandmother has become a little bit old and is unable to care for the boys effectively.
Christ's Gift Academy Child Sponsorship Program $45/month or $540/year provides: - quality education based on Biblical truth - 2 meals per day - school uniform - school supplies - social worker oversight and counseling, as needed - medical care (for orphans) - lots of love by the staff and teachers