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 Education  Kenya Project #35815

Educate & Empower, Change a Life in Kenya

by Progressive Volunteers
Educate & Empower, Change a Life in Kenya
Educate & Empower, Change a Life in Kenya
Educate & Empower, Change a Life in Kenya
Educate & Empower, Change a Life in Kenya
Educate & Empower, Change a Life in Kenya
Educate & Empower, Change a Life in Kenya
Educate & Empower, Change a Life in Kenya
Educate & Empower, Change a Life in Kenya
Educate & Empower, Change a Life in Kenya
Educate & Empower, Change a Life in Kenya
Educate & Empower, Change a Life in Kenya
Educate & Empower, Change a Life in Kenya
Educate & Empower, Change a Life in Kenya
Educate & Empower, Change a Life in Kenya

Summary

Thousands of families in Kenya struggle to meet basic needs and provide quality education for children. 29% of students who enroll in secondary schools drop out before completing secondary cycle. This means that opportunities for these semi-literate children are severely limited. This project is helping boost education of 60 children by providing needed resources and breaking the cycle of poverty and unemployment of 40 youth and women through 2 areas: skills training and small business start-up

$21,500
total goal
$17,569
remaining
26
donors
2
monthly donors
5
fundraisers
2
years

Challenge

Drop out in education is a big loss to individuals and societies in Kenya. Dropouts may be due to several factors including; high level of poverty and high cost of education. Thousands of youth and young women struggle to find a meaningful existence and without education, they are caught in a vicious cycle of powerlessness and poverty, with many unfortunately turning to a lifestyle of vices and destructive occupations. They desperately need opportunities and a viable path to self-sufficiency.

Solution

This project brings hope and boosts education of 60 students from needy families through provision of tuition and learning resources. This will enhance learning, boost attendance and ensure they complete schooling with high level of literacy and core skills, enabling them to succeed in life. The project also provides training in entrepreneurship and small business startup capital to 40 youth and women. This would help them to start or expand their small businesses and become more self-reliant.

Long-Term Impact

We are helping to transform communities and the entire nation. The project will raise the literacy level of children and transform lives of youth and women. Individuals and small businesses are able to grow from living in deprivation to a point where they become more self-sufficient and stable.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.progressivevolunteers.or.ke
https:/​/​www.facebook.com/​Progressivevolunteers

Organization Information

Progressive Volunteers

Location: Nairobi - Kenya
Website:
Project Leader:
Cora Yao
Ithaca, New York United States
$3,931 raised of $21,500 goal
 
53 donations
$17,569 to go
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