We provide free primary, secondary and university education to over 200 children from extremely poor families in Kenya. We also care for their physical and emotional well-being through our feeding, medical, housing and sanitary towels projects. This is a long term project where we aim to regenerate our communities by handing over the school to the students, once they have completed their education, creating for them jobs, wealth and the chance to escape the chains of poverty.
Less than 20% of Kenyan children complete secondary education. Less than 2% complete University. Access to finance is the main reason for such high dropout rates. Those that do attend school face unmotivated and untrained teachers and suffer physical, mental and emotional abuse. Most of our children come from uneducated families and have no role models for success in a society where about 50% of the population live below the poverty line.
Nelson Mandela himself said education was the most powerful weapon to change the world. We will change the world of the children we serve by educating them, not only leading to academic success but empowering them with a sense of hope and a commitment to service and equality in the communities in which they live.
Our children will use the education we provide to serve the communities in which they live. We have over 80 families whose children attend our school. Our children, once educated and filled with a sense of responsibility and service, will return to the community, run our school and improve the lives of their families, their communities and themselves. We will create long term employment for children who would otherwise have no hope.