The School year in Kenya coincides with the calendar year and includes three breaks. Students begin school in early January, begin their first break in early April, start back up in early May, continue through early August when they start their second break, then head back to school at the end of August where they stay until the end of the school year in the beginning of December.
During each of these breaks, The Fleischer Foundation hosts a mentorship session for all the students who are sponsored for that school year. These mentorship sessions host all of the sponsored students as well as primary school teachers, therapists, foundation employees, and even priests and imams from the students' local communities.
The sessions include breakfast, lunch, one-on-one meetings, study time, personalized discussions concerning academic and personal issues, and conclude with a game of soccer (football).