Educate and Empower Street Children in Kenya

Oct 14, 2012

School Days & Wed. 17 Oct. Bonus Giving Day

Eager to learn!
Eager to learn!

The children and youth at the CYEC value education and continue to excel academically. When we visit, they tell us they strive to be first in their class so they can be doctors and engineers. Given their performance, they’re right on track! Of the 97 children in primary school, 25 were ranked in the top three in their class. (Unlike in the US, results on exams are public and children are ranked within their grade levels.) Classes are large, so this is quite an achievement!

The CYEC is also pleased to have 17 students in secondary school, as entrance exams are quite rigorous. Some attend high schools in Nyeri while others are in boarding schools in Nairobi and elsewhere. Fees and expenses for high school average $550/year, so we appreciate your support to enable these young people to continue their education!

Two students have completed their courses in college, receiving diplomas in information technology and criminology. Both are working, and one is also continuing for a bachelor’s degree.  Another youth is studying accounting, and several are in vocational programs outside the Centre.

Education is key to a successful future for these children and youth. They realize this and work hard, so your support is used well.


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Project Leader

Janelle Larson

Director of Zawadi Fund International
Nyeri, Kenya

Where is this project located?

Map of Educate and Empower Street Children in Kenya