Africa SOMA Inc.

Africa SOMA sees education as a central tool in improving the lives of all people. In Kenya, progress has been made in expanding access to education, however large hurdles remain: quality is often low, secondary schools are prohibitively expensive, and often the most vulnerable groups, such as Maasai pastoralists, continue to be unable to access even primary education. Improving participation in schooling requires creative solutions that lower barriers to entry and improve the learning environment. Our programs aspire to contribute to such creative solutions. We work in partnership with local organizations and community members and promote community investment and involvement in all of our p...
Feb 4, 2015

A huge thank you from Yvonne!

On behalf of Yvonne and the rest of the Africa Soma Organization we would like to thank you for your donations to Yvonne's high school scholarship. We asked Yvonne to tell us how she felt when she heard she had been granted the scholarship. This is what she wrote us:           

"It was on that day when our K.C.P.E. (Kenyan Certificate of Primary Education) results were announced when I heard the message. I was very glad to hear that I got a sponsorship from Africa SOMA. school work. The scholarship has really helped me in many ways especially in saving my parents the burden of paying my school fees. I appreciate Africa SOMA so much and say thank you for their offer which has really helped many of us.

I was so happy to get the information and my parents were also glad to you Africa SOMA because you have really saved them and may God bless you so much. My parents told me to work very hard towards this. My primary teachers were also very happy about the information of me winning the scholarship and we really appreciate you. Thank you."

We, as the board members of Africa SOMA would also like to thank you for your donation. Thanks to your support Yvonne can continue to work towards her dream of becoming a doctor. 

Please consider supporting us and our work in the future, and again - Thank you.

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Feb 4, 2015

Thank you from Gideon!

A little while ago you donated money to help Gideon go to school and work towards his dream of becoming an engineer. The Africa SOMA team, and Gideon wanted to take this time to thank you again for your generosity. 

When asked what he would like to tell Africa SOMA donors who helped pay for his high school scholarship, Gideon told us "I would like to appreciate them for paying my school fees because if it were not for them I would not have seen the door to high school." But Gideon's thankfulness did not end there. He pointed out how much this scholarship is helping not only him achieve his educational aspirations but his sister's as well. "I would also want to appreciate them for helping my parents by paying my school fees because if it were not, they could not have been able to pay my sisters fees."

Gideon also added that he would like to tell donors "to continue helping us because this is good." While we know there are many wonderful causes in need of support we ask that you please consider donating to Africa SOMA scholarship winners again in the future. 

On behalf of Gideon, his parents, his sister and the entire Africa SOMA team we'd like to express our gratitude.

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Jan 20, 2015

Thank you from Emily!

We received such an amazing response to Emily's microproject, all of Africa SOMA has been blown away by the compassion and genorosity of donors such as yourself. We have great faith in Emily as she moves forward on her path towards becoming an accountant and it was so wonderful to see the same faith reflected back by our donors. 

Emily has just begun her second year of high school. While she starts her second year it is reassuring to know money is not something she will need to stress about, allowing her full focus to be poured into her work. 

Although Africa SOMA currently has an intern, Jack, working on the ground in Elangata Wuas he was unfortunately unable to meet up with Emily since she attends a high school outside of the community. Regardless, she wanted to make sure the message was passed along to all of the donors like yourself for your generous contributions and support. She also wanted to let donors know how supportive her parents are of her education. "My parents are very happy about the scholarship I have received and are proud of how far I have come in school. They also support my education and buy me school supplies.”

On behalf of Africa SOMA I would like to thank you for your support. Our work cannot happen without people like you not only believing in our work, but putting down some of your own hard earned money as token of support. As you may know education is one of the most consistant methods to create greater health, social mobility, climate change resilence and empowerment for underpriviledged youth, paticularly girls. Increased education of youth also has the wonderful bonus of creating a positive ripple effect through communities such as Elangata Wuas. 

On behalf of Emily, the Elangata Wuas Community and Africa SOMA's Team - Thank you.

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