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Help Build a Trade School for Youth in Rural Kenya



Most children in rural Kenya do not have the possibility to further their education beyond elementary school due to learning disabilities and extreme poverty. Help us build a trade school for these youth so they may learn valuable skills such as carpentry, agriculture, cooking and hairdressing that will enable them to get jobs and become self-sustaining members of society. You can help by giving these youth the opportunity to learn a trade and help break the cycle of poverty.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Most children and youth living in rural western Kenya will not receive an education beyond the 8th grade, because they cannot afford to continue their education and many will not have the academic qualifications to attend high school. As a result, many youth are unable to get jobs to support themselves and help their families because they do not have technical skills and so they continue to live in extreme poverty. Hundreds of youth from the community will benefit from the trade school.

How will this project solve this problem?

A trade school will give youth from the community the opportunity to learn valuable trades such as carpentry, masonry, welding, sewing, tailoring, dressmaking, leatherwork, beadmaking, cooking, hairdressing and agriculture, giving them skills that will allow them to get jobs and become productive, self-sustaining members of society.

Potential Long Term Impact

The trade school will allow these youth to get jobs and be able to support themselves and their families, creating a chain reaction that will improve the economic situation for many individuals and families, thus building the local economy and allowing other children and young adults to continue their education by learning trades. Many hundreds of children and youth would benefit directly from the chance to learn a trade, giving them hope to break the cycle of poverty they were born into.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $10,900
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $19,100
Total Funding Goal: $30,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Project Leader

Rosalie Benitez

Chair, Board of Directors
Malava, Kenya

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