Wednesday, March 31, 2010

WHS - Business Studies Curriculum

Just wanted to share what our Waddington High School students are studying when in Business Studies……


What can you do to help support our students?  Send a study guide? Send an article on a career that involves business? Have a personal story to share?



Form 1:

·     Introduction to Business Studies

·     Business and its Environment

·     Satisfaction of human wants

·     Production

·     Entrepreneurship

·     The Office

·     Home trade


Form 2:

·   Forms of business units

·     Government and Business

·     transport

·     communication

·     warehousing

·     insurance

·   product promotion


Form 3:

·                   Demand and Supply

·                   Theory of the firm

·                   Product markets

·                   Chain of Distribution

·                   National Income

·                   Population and Employment

·                 Determination of net worth of a business

·                   Business transactions

·                   The Ledger

·                   The  Cash Book

·                   Source documents and books of original entry


Form 4:

·   Financial Statements

·     Incomplete records

·     Money and banking

·     Public finance

·     Inflation

·     international trade

·   Economic development



Thursday Thoughts

……insights and words of wisdom from our Kenyan Children



I have been living at Holly House for 5 years.  I am an orphan and before  moving into Holly House I was a domestic help. I wanted to continue my  studies.  There was no one else to take care of me.   I like to play net ball, listen to gospel music and read Nancy Drew books.  My favorite subject in school is math and I don’t like Kiswahili.  When I grow up I want to be a nurse or a doctor and take care of orphans, homeless and widows.



Holly House


Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday's Featured Student

Meet Mary

Mary is 15 years old in class 2 at WHS. She lives with her widowed mother who struggles to pay for her school fees. She is a good student who likes to ask questions and read books. She needs a caring sponsor to see her through school and help her achieve her dreams. Please email Holly at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to learn more.

Five years ago attending high school was only a dream to the children in the Kayole-Soweto slums of Nairobi. Sponsors and supporters of the students attending Galilee Primary School knew the key to breaking the hold poverty had on them was through education. Banding together and pooling resources, we purchased a plot of land and built Waddington High School.

By paying just $20 a month, you can sponsor a child at Waddington High School, and help change the course of their future. The cost of sponsorship covers your child's school fees, lunch and basic school supplies. As a sponsor, you can write to your child and provide welcomed encouragement. The children write treasured letters to their sponsors approximately 2 -3 times per year.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Thursday Thoughts

……insights and words of wisdom from our Kenyan Children


I was born to a family of four children.  I am the eldest.  I like reading, traveling, making friends and above all I like playing football.  I also like going to school.  I do live with my parents that is my father and a mother who is not my biological one because my biological [mother] passed away  about four years ago. 


My favorite food  is chicken and ugali.  My best music is all the gospel songs as I feel comforted with them and relived.  Weill I like reading magazines and novel books.   I have so many things that I have  put as my topmost after my graduation but at the moment and in the future I would like to become an accountant.



Waddington High School


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Lunch Money for a Kitchen Drive ..

Take the challenge and donate the amount of your fast food meal deal today! If you don’t do fast food how about your coffee money for 2 days?


The kitchen at Galilee is too small, unsanitary, and lacks storage space. We need an upgrade! To make the needed improvements will cost $22,000 USD. KKIN-US has committed $10,000, all the money in the building fund, towards this project and KKIN-UK has raised an additional $3,912 and has purchased the land for the kitchen to be built on. The school needs an additional $8,088 to complete this project!

Two thousand meals a day or 10,000 meals a school week are prepared in this kitchen... a tiny, tin kitchen that might just blow down with a good rain storm.

What is needed:

We need everyone reading this to donate the cost of one meal deal. Six dollars, depending on the restaurant, times 1,348 meal deals and we'll have our kitchen! Will you eat a peanut butter sandwich or ramen noodles one day this week and donate your lunch money to the cause?

Challenge your hubby, wife, mother, father, boss, friends, and enemies…….. all are welcome to join in…………..

Pass the word………..

For more information email us at

Friday, March 12, 2010

Will You Change a Life Today?

Meet Noel

Noel is just 12 years old and in 6 grade, yet her life has already been full of sorrow. Both of her parents have died and she and her sister now live at Holly House. Her favorite color is yellow and her favorite book is Snow White. She dreams of one day giving back and helping the needy. But she needs someone who cares enough to see her through school to achieve her dreams. If that someone is you, please email Holly at

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Thursday Thoughts

……insights and words of wisdom from our Kenyan Children


I am 19 years old and in Form 4.  I have 3 brothers and 4 sisters.  One sister is in form 3 and the rest are still in primary school.   God willing my brother will be at WHS next year.  I live with my parents but they are not  financially stable.  I would like to study for medicine or engineering since I am taking all the three sciences (Physics, chemistry and biology).


My favorite food is  ugali and Kuku, which I like most and sick when not taken.  The best music are those  that praises God.  I like reading novels like Harry Potter.   After graduating I would like to learn computer and some languages like French while waiting for my exam results. 


What I like about school is that we have to socialize with others who are from different places and tribes.  We also make good friends and learn their cultures.



Waddington High School

Fall 10-9



Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thursday Thoughts

……insights and words of wisdom from our Kenyan Children


I have been living at Holly House for 5 years.  My parents had passed away and I did not have someone to take good care of me.  I was left with my brothers at the age of 9 years old.  I used to come to the school and told Fanuel my problems.  He indeed tried by all means to me safe, healthy ad educated.   I like to listen to Hip Hop music and read Nancy Drew books.   One day I want to be a nurse.



Virginia –

Galilee Primary School

Holly House


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

oops ..................

Forgot the pictures…………

Here are some kids celebrating the results….


Breaking News!!!

Breaking News!!!!!!!!!


The K.C.S.E. exam scores for Waddington HS class of 2009 is in!!!


The kids did really well…………


We had 77 students sit for the exam…… (55 in 2008)

·         2 made A’s  (1 in 2008)

·         13 made B’s (15 in 2008)

·         39 made C’s (29  in 2008)

·         23 made D’s (10 in 2008)


1 girl made the top 10

4 girls in the top 20


Good going Waddington HS class of 2009!!!!!!!!!


Tami Folks,

Kenya’s Kids In Need, Inc


Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Samuel Needs A Sponsor

Meet Samuel

Samuel is 5 years old and in Nursery class at Galilee Primary school. He has a smile that could just melt your heart. He loves the color yellow and when he grows up he wants to be a teacher, but in order to do that he needs to finish school first. That is where you come in, for only $12.50 per month you can help him become that teacher.

Samuel deserves to grow up in a world where he can play, laugh, learn and develop his potential. Sadly, many children in the slums of Nairobi spend their days searching for food wondering if they will eat that day. They wander the streets instead of the aisles of classrooms because they can't afford school fees, uniforms and supplies. They shiver in one room shacks because they are wearing the only clothes they own and those are threadbare.

Through sponsorship you can change that picture. Sponsorship is a tool of empowerment. It empowers the children to improve their opportunities through education, and it empowers you to make a difference in the world.

Please email to sponsor this adorable little boy.