The responsibility of this department is the awarding of scholarships.
Eligibility: Scholarships for financial aid are selected by the Around The World Department Director, and provided to full-time students living outside the US and Canada who are in the care of Kids Alive International. The students must be citizens in the country where they are studying.
Recipients of Scholarships Awarded in 2017: Each year, the Around the World Department of the IOKDS is proud to award scholarships to people from countries outside of the USA and Canada who are pursuing education in their homelands. The response to this gift of tuition has been repeatedly received with an outpouring of gratitude. Please see below for some information about the 2017 scholarship recipients.
Benson K Klanjira is 27 years old. He is attending Mount Kenya University in Nairobi. He is studying Social Work and Community Development. He wants to empower his community to improve their living standards. He plans to graduate in 2018. He is an assistant pastor, church secretary, and choir member.
Michael Kimani is 23 years old. He is attending the Kenya Institute of Management in Nairobi majoring in Business Management. He hopes to use his education to properly manage greenhouses. He plans to graduate in 2019. He is a Sunday School teacher at his church.
Robert Lethinyon is 24 years old. He is attending Kenya Institute of Management in Nyeri majoring in Business Management. He wants to become a Financial Manager. He plans to graduate in 2019. He is a youth leader at the church he attends.
Theophilus M Moturi is 22 years old. He is attending the Kenya College of Accountancy University in Kisumu and his major is Business Management. He plans to start his own business after graduating. He plans to graduate in 2018. He is a choir member, pianist and pastor’s translator at his church.
Jane Mumbi is 21 years old. She is attending Kenya Methodist University, Nyeri Campus and is majoring in Counselling. Her interest is to help people and children in need. She plans to graduate in 2019 and is a member of her churches choir.
Ruth N Ndunge is 20 years old. She is attending St. Paul’s University and is majoring in Business Management. She is a member of her church’s youth group and choir. She plans to graduate in 2020.
Joseph M Wairimu is 38 years old. He is attending Amani Counselling Centre and Training Institute in Nyeri. He is majoring in Counselling with a minor in Psychology. He hopes to help with counselling of children at Kids Alive houses. He preaches and conducts Bible Studies at his church.
2017 Scholarship Recipients from Dominican Republic are as follows:
Yoanna Mota Lopez is 22 years old. She is studying Medicine and plans to graduate in 2020. She currently attends youth group at her church. Her hope is to become a doctor and help others.
Yira Escalante is 27 years old. Her major is Dentistry. She expects to graduate in 2019. She writes that she enjoys working for Kids Alive International to work with the kids and show them how to take care of their teeth.
Rosanny A. Hernandez is 28 years old. She is married with a 4 month old daughter. She is majoring in Psychology. She volunteers at her church teaching Sunday School and also works with Kids Alive International. She plans to graduate in the spring of 2019.
All 3 of these Around the World Scholarship Recipients are attending UCATECI (Universidad Catolica Tecnologica del Cibao) in La Vega, Domincan Republic.
To read reports from past recipients, click here.