FOSCIK Board Member Gerald Osburn presented a grant of $1,000 each to Francis Marion High School and Robert C. Hatch High School on November 27th and 28th respectively. The presentation was made to Dr. Smiley, the District School Board Superintendent, and Ms. Davis, Principal of the two schools. 

The mission of Friends of Sheltered Children in Kenya (FOSCIK) is to create positive educational opportunities for Alabama’s public schools through the School Improvement Planning (S.I.P.) project. This project works to provide additional funding for programs that are essential to the educational system but require additional investment. FOSCIK focuses on making sure public schools are given the best possible chance to excel academically. Besides schools in Alabama, they have also supported a school in Memphis, Tennessee, Gary, Indiana, and two schools in Chicago.   

FOSCIK is a non-profit organization that has been committed to providing international aid in the form of aid programs, resources, and educational opportunities to remote and underprivileged communities all over the world, with a focus on East Africa, West Africa, Jamaica, and the United States. FOSCIK works in collaboration with locals to maximize the efficiency of aid distribution for orphans, homeless, and those in dire need of support. 

(Source: Willie “Sarge” McLaughlin)