Anyone can help! Matanya’s Hope is proud to have volunteers of all ages!  Enjoy these stories of students who volunteer their time to make a difference for our kids.

Hamilton South Eastern High School World Connections Club

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Homewood Flossmoor High School National Honor Society

Volunteering for Matanya’s Hope offers a broad perspective to world issues and a chance to help others in need.  National Honor Society students gained required service hours while helping Matanya’s Hope.  “It becomes personal when you realize that the students you are helping have names and they are really just like you.”

“While I have volunteered for several local organizations,” NHS student Lauryn tells us. “I never imagined that the chance to help those in a third-world country could be in my own backyard. I’ve learned that I can’t take for granted what I have because it could have really easily been me in that position. It is just by chance that I was born here and the Kenyan children we are helping were born into a life filled with extreme hunger and poverty.”

Badger Basketball Player Helps Underprivileged Children in Africa

Hailing from Madison, Wisconsin, Alana Trotter, took a 10-day mission trip to Kenya with Matanya’s Hope. In honor of her late brother, Aleksas, Alana stayed with Kenyan families, learned about their culture, and interacted personally with Matanya’s Hope students.

Kids Making a Difference

Five students – Kailey, Brogan, Sienna, Zach, and Aram – proved that kids can make a difference too. The group raised money for Vincent, a sponsored student their own age from rural Kenya.

“We are all working to save an incredibly bright student in Kenya, named Vincent Murithi, from hunger and the lack of education,” they wrote. “When we heard Vincent’s story, we realized how privileged we are. Some mornings we wake up not feeling up for school, yet Vincent wakes up every morning dreaming to be in school. We decided as a team to do whatever it takes to make sure that Vincent has the opportunity to attend a good school in his home country, Kenya.”

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