Aketch is from a very poor family. She is the third born in a family of seven siblings. Her parents could not pay for her form 2 tuition fee though she showed a lot of interest in continuing with her studies. The family has been struggling even for good food, clothing and health care.
Through one of the volunteer mentors, the family of Aketch came to know about PV-Kenya’s adopt a student scholarship project being offered for children from underprivileged families. Aketch’s mother approached the Project Lead who accepted to support her education.
Currently, Aketch in form 2 at St Joseph secondary school in Ruaraka is continuing with her studies and has become very active during the classes and we expect her to perform better in the end of term one examination. During the term period, she got recognized by the school management for being perfect in work completion, active participation in all activities, and for her performance in studies. She is also a member of a first aid club in the school. The organization through a team of dedicated volunteers, have continued to provide free evening teaching assistance to Aketch and this would help improve her academic performance.
Aketch’s parents are short of words on how they feel about her education and very much appreciative of the project. They say that everything has been possible because of the scholarship provided by PV-Kenya and GlobalGiving.
The organization requests individual donors to continue supporting the project as well as spread the word far and wide through email and all social networks. This would enable the project to meet the target of identified 40 academically gifted students who need financial assistance to continue their education in 2019.
Jan 3, 2019
New year new beginning!
By Lilian Juma - Project Team
2018 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination results were released in mid December 2018. 17 students who have been under our mentorship program recorded good perfomance in the exams courtesy of our team of volunteers who carried out targeted mentorship and teaching for these students.
2019 prgram have seen four high school students out of the forty targeted for this program identified for the tuition fees pament and purchase of learning materials. The organization has recruited four volunteer teachers to provide teaching assistance and individually support students in most need through mentorship.
We are happy the project is a success as more children finish primary and secondary school with a high level of literacy. We envision that by the end of 2019 we shall have reached our target of 40 students benefitting from the program and more than 30 students recording good performance in the national examinations.
Jul 19, 2016
Strategies for new program 2017
By G.Odolo - Project Lead
Progressive Volunteers has made tremendous efforts to address the low job practical skills and unemployment problem in Ruaraka community. The organization established a small dressmaking and tailoring training centre to tackle the problems of low practical skill levels and lack of income generating opportunities for our target group especially the women and youth. The organization has trained 171 women and youth on various dressmaking, sewing and tailoring skills.
The project has perfectly worked to reduce poverty of vulnerable groups in Ruaraka as most of the trained women secure skilled employment at the Export Processing zones (EPZs industries) and others starting their own businesses. We hope to help more women and youth come 2017 when we shall relaunch our training program.
Kindly join us in empowering our women and youth to become self-reliant.