Project #18160

Educate HIV orphans in Kenya

by Springs of Hope Foundation


In a country devastated by AIDS, many young children are orphaned and left in the care of guardians or elder grandparents. We recognize that the only way out of poverty for every child is through education. While primary school is supposed to be free the elderly find it impossible to pay for the many extra expenses needed to keep a child in school. Roko 20 Academy Murang'a provides three meals a day, a uniform, basic health care and the priceless gift of an education to these children for FREE
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You are a Kenyan girl of 12, and now you are home alone. Why are you not in school? A girl does not need school, she only needs to take care of the house, fetch water, wood, work in the shamba, get a husband, have babies, raise a family, cook, maybe work as a maid, but there is no reason to invest in education for you, or so the thinking goes. Predominantly the lack of education for girls has to do with economics, the firstborn boy is usually sent to school if any money is available.


Springs of Hope Foundation strongly believes that the most effective, long term solution to poverty, child labor and exploitation of young girls is through education and by encouraging and teaching our girls to become well educated women. In a country devastated by AIDS, Springs of Hope is supporting Roko 20 Academy in their mission to provide a free education, uniforms, school supplies, 3 meals a day and medical assistance to the kids, while also assisting the elderly and needy in the community

Long-Term Impact

I have asked countless children in Kenya what they want to do with their lives. Their answers have been very similar. "I want to be a doctor or a business person to help my family. I want to bring clean water to my village. I want to help my grandmother, mother. I want to educate my younger siblings." All answers with the realization burned into the African soul... I WANT TO GO TO SCHOOL!!! What if the cure for cancer is trapped in the mind of a child who doesn't have access to an education?

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).


Springs of Hope Foundation

Organization Information

Springs of Hope Foundation

Location: Big Bay, MI - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Jennifer Hughes
Big Bay, MI United States
$33,845 raised of $40,000 goal
156 donations
$6,155 to go
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