Acres of Mercy is building a fully resourced learning center to open up education to 175 vulnerable children yearly that come from poor families' homes within and around Nguluni, Kenya and provide income sufficient to cover 70% operating expenses. We will construct 9 new classrooms and tile three existing classroom floors.The centre comprises of pre-school, kindergarten,and classrooms for classes 1 to 8 by the end of December 2014. We will also register officially with the Ministry of Education
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Children from poor families cannot afford quality education due to high cost.of education. The children from these families do not receive quality education right from the start because their parents/guardians do not make enough to afford it. The poverty levels are high. Public school education is not Free Primary Education. Teachers charging un-affordable remedial fees. This increases drop out rates and poverty cycle cannot be closed exposing children to many abuses like child labor,etc.
How will this project solve this problem?
Acres of Mercy will provide equity in learning and education to the most needy of children from troubled and unstable homes, help ones with earning disabilities and ensure interventions in education helps the whole development of the child. A key component in our program is a system where guardians will be able to get extra income and get into a saving program that will enable them educate their children through high school. Hence transition financing will be a key component of our program
Potential Long Term Impact
The project will provide these children with skills necessary to come out of poverty cycle by giving them an opportunity to further their education and increase their capabilities and chances in life.
Total Funding Received to Date: $9,253
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $89,247
Total Funding Goal: $98,500