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From The Christian Standard 


"This past week, Christian Missionary Fellowship (Indianapolis, IN) received word that of the 96 kids from the Hope Partnership who sat for their high school entrance exam, 93 passed--a 97 percent pass rate! This is the second consecutive year that 97 percent of Hope Partnership students passed, in a country with an average pass rate of 40 percent.

"These kids are 
all from the slums," says Executive Director Doug Priest. "None of them are children of privilege." 

The Hope Partnership is an initiative that serves the poor in Nairobi, Kenya, with Community Health Evangelism, a microfinance program, child sponsorship, and more." 

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"From the Streets to Starehe"

posted Jan 19, 2011, 4:04 PM by Leeanne Foreman   [ updated Jan 24, 2011, 3:15 PM ]

Since reporting that 97% of the eighth graders at Joska passed their national exam, Wallace and the staff in Nairobi have been very busy.  They have been finding good high schools for each of those students.  

He reports:  "Hallelujah, the greatest news of the day.  Our top boy Alex Mwangi has been accepted to Starehe Boys, the best national school on full scholarship.   (Starehe Boys is where Clyde and Stephen were accepted last year.)

I am so happy for him.  Glory to God!.  From the streets to Starehe, the name of the Lord be exalted on high." 


Let's praise God together, and continue in prayer for the placement of the other students.  


Joska Exam Results

posted Dec 30, 2010, 3:53 PM by Leeanne Foreman

Wallace reports, "Praise to the Living God! We have once again posted good results in the National Class 8 exams with 93 out of 96 students getting the passmark. Pray that God will open doors for all to get into good high schools. Thank you all for all your prayers."

It's been reported that about 40 % Kenyan students pass this important exam nation-wide.  Only about 5 % of students living in the slums pass.  (Without passing the exam, a student is unable to continue on to high school, and the sprial of poverty continues.)

Class 8 students

posted Nov 13, 2010, 4:16 PM by Leeanne Foreman

The eighth grade class at Joska have finished taking their exams.  

It's been reported that about 40 % Kenyan students pass this important exam nation-wide.  Only about 5 % of students living in the slums pass.  (Without passing the exam, a student is unable to continue on to high school, and the sprial of poverty continues.)

Last year, 100% of the Joska students passed.  

For God's Glory!  Please pray with us for the same results.  

They will find out their results in January.  

November 8 - 11th Please pray.

posted Nov 3, 2010, 6:06 PM by Leeanne Foreman   [ updated Nov 3, 2010, 8:02 PM by David Talbott ]

On November 8th – 11th the 8th graders at Joska will be taking the KCPE exam (Kenyan National Exam).  96 students are preparing for this 

important exam that determines who can attend high school. 

Pray 100% pass the exam and many score in the range 

which qualifies them for placement in top ranked National Schools. 

Last year all 37 students moved onto High school. 

Pray that each student below continues in this tradition.  

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