Help Alex finish school and become a Librarian!

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Alex loves reading. As the first of seven brothers to go to highschool it's not a surprise his passion for books has him dreaming of being a librarian when he finishes school. "Most of the times I come [to the library I] read storybooks as well as the revision textbooks." With your help Africa SOMA will cover the costs of Alex's four years of high school, giving him the educational foundation to not only become a Librarian but change his life. $790 will cover Alex's 4 year secondary education.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Alex is already looking forward to high school "I'm looking forward to be the head of debate club so that I develop good speeches" he told us. He also hopes to help out his fellow students, telling us he'd like to "be the counsellor of my colleagues on life issues and what to do". This well rounded young man is also a talented volleyball player, something he hopes to continue playing in high school. By investing in Alex's education you are ensuring he gets a chance to reach his full potential.

How will this project solve this problem?

In rural Kenya, where many families have low incomes, it is difficult to send children to high school, yet a high school education is necessary to access many jobs in Kenya. As a result Alex and many other children are unable to continue their education without financial support. Never able to realize their full academic potential, these youth are limited in the types of careers they can pursue, reinforcing the cycle. With your help Alex will be the first of his 7 brothers to go to high school.

Potential Long Term Impact

The region surrounding Elangata Wuas has been suffering from increased droughts in recent years which has had a severe impact on a community economically centered around livestock. Livelihood diversity is a key in the region and earning a high school education provides greater potential to access and create jobs. For children in Elangata Wuas the chance to attend high school means a chance to broaden not only their academic horizons but also their job prospects.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $780

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $780 .  The original project funding goal was $790.



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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Educate Maasai kids: full high school scholarships
You can help provide high school scholarships to the top two girls and boys in the Elangata Wuas 2014 graduating class. Since high school in Kenya is not free, many students drop out after primary school, especially in rural areas such as Elangata Wuas where families may not have the money to send their children to school. These scholarships ensure that the brightest students are able to continue their education and graduate from high school, opening up a world of opportunities to them. project reportread updates from the field


Project Leader

Anna Bunce

Fundraising Officer
Montreal, Quebec Canada

Where is this project located?

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