Education  Kenya Project #54628

2021 Campaign: Educate at-risk youth in Kenya

by Margaret Okari Children's Foundation
2021 Campaign: Educate at-risk youth in Kenya
2021 Campaign: Educate at-risk youth in Kenya
2021 Campaign: Educate at-risk youth in Kenya
2021 Campaign: Educate at-risk youth in Kenya
2021 Campaign: Educate at-risk youth in Kenya
2021 Campaign: Educate at-risk youth in Kenya
2021 Campaign: Educate at-risk youth in Kenya
2021 Campaign: Educate at-risk youth in Kenya
2021 Campaign: Educate at-risk youth in Kenya
2021 Campaign: Educate at-risk youth in Kenya
2021 Campaign: Educate at-risk youth in Kenya
2021 Campaign: Educate at-risk youth in Kenya
2021 Campaign: Educate at-risk youth in Kenya
2021 Campaign: Educate at-risk youth in Kenya
2021 Campaign: Educate at-risk youth in Kenya
2021 Campaign: Educate at-risk youth in Kenya
2021 Campaign: Educate at-risk youth in Kenya
2021 Campaign: Educate at-risk youth in Kenya
2021 Campaign: Educate at-risk youth in Kenya
2021 Campaign: Educate at-risk youth in Kenya
2021 Campaign: Educate at-risk youth in Kenya
2021 Campaign: Educate at-risk youth in Kenya
2021 Campaign: Educate at-risk youth in Kenya
2021 Campaign: Educate at-risk youth in Kenya

Summary

We operate a residential school in rural Kenya where we support more than 220 orphans and at-risk youth from preschool through 8th grade, providing them with a nurturing home, food, medical care, and one of the best academic programs available in the region. We consistently rank among the top schools in our district of 140 schools and have ranked 1st multiple times in the last 5 years. We work hard to maximize the impact of our resources and operate on a lean budget of $1 per child per day.

$50,000
total goal
$2,251
remaining
184
donors
5
monthly donors
6
months

Challenge

In communities where people struggle to provide for their own basic needs, caring for orphans can pose severe hardship. Orphans often leave school, unable to afford school fees or forced to spend their days working. Child labor, abuse, early marriage, early childbearing, and low educational attainment are common. We intervene to alter the trajectory of orphans' lives, empowering them with a quality education, a supportive living environment, and the tools to build vibrant futures.

Solution

Recognizing the transformative power of education, we work to provide orphans and other at-risk children with the best academic foundation possible. We consistently rank among the top schools in our region despite our lean budget and the fact that our students come from disadvantaged backgrounds and have endured the loss of parents. Many of our graduates earn scholarships to high schools and some of our oldest alumni are now giving back to the community as educators and non-profit workers.

Long-Term Impact

In the words of our Founder and Executive Director, Kwamboka Okari: "We believe that educating our orphans has the power to shape not only their destinies, but that the collective power of educated individuals can influence the destiny of Africa herself." We are committed to providing underserved, at-risk children with the opportunity to grow into educated, engaged, self-reliant citizens of Kenya and the world. Thank you for partnering with us -- you make our work possible!

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Organization Information

Margaret Okari Children's Foundation

Location: Carmichael, CA - USA
Website:
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Twitter: @MargaretOkari
Project Leader:
Jessica Lewis
Carmichael, CA United States
$47,749 raised of $50,000 goal
 
214 donations
$2,251 to go
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