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Sun City resident honored in Kenya

Labs named for CAN president

Posted 1/5/22

Sun City resident Hugh Duncan was honored by having the science laboratories at a high school in Kenya named for him.

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Sun City resident honored in Kenya

Labs named for CAN president

Caring Hearts High School in Kenya science labs were named for Sun City resident.
Caring Hearts High School in Kenya science labs were named for Sun City resident.
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Sun City resident Hugh Duncan was honored by having the science laboratories at a high school in Kenya named for him.

Caring Hearts High School for boys is a boarding school for orphans and vulnerable boys. Duncan is a retired Navy commander, a former nuclear engineer and an Episcopal priest. He has lived in Sun City for 20 years and is Sun City Community Assistance Network board president.

Duncan has been a donor, a sponsor and a “cheerleader” for the nonprofit organization Caring Hearts and Hands of Hope. Since high school in Kenya is not free, many orphans and vulnerable youth end up in poverty. Caring Hearts and Hands of Hope’s mission is to break this cycle by providing high school and college or vocational education to these at risk youth. 

Many miracles have happened since Caring Hearts was started in 2010. The organization is currently sponsoring 359 boys and girls in high school and 213 students in universities and colleges. In 2015 Caring Hearts built a girl’s boarding high school. Last year 78% of the female graduates went on to university and the others are receiving vocational training.

Duncan sponsored a girl named Elizabeth throughout her four years of high school and he is now sponsoring her in college where she majors in public health.

Caring Heart High School for boys opened in  2021 and Duncan is sponsoring one of the 50 incoming freshmen, a boy named Kelvin.

Visit caringheartsandhandsofhope.org.

Editor’s Note: Dr. Vincent Muli Kituku came to the United States from Kenya in 1986. He and Hugh Duncan crossed paths in the 1990s but they became friends five years ago.

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