Children  Kenya Project #30316

Give Hope to Kisumu's Underprivileged Children

by The Rahul Kotak Foundation Vetted since 2017 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit

Summary

RKF's main aim is to improve the standard and quality of education available to young students, and also address the issues affecting them from accessing this basic right. We do this by working with schools in the slums and rural areas where we implement several programs like feeding programs, literacy programs, sanitary pad programs among others that provide a holistic solution to address these issues. Donations go towards setting up these programs for schools throughout 2018.

$50,000
total goal
$42,259
remaining
84
donors
4
monthly donors
7
months

Challenge

According to UNESCO, Sub-Saharan Africa has the lowest literacy rates in the world at 75% for youth. In Kisumu, this is even lower at 66% despite Free Primary Education in the country. This is largely due to the challenges faced by the disadvantaged communities living in the slums and rural areas: absenteeism due to inability of schools/parents to provide food; repeated illness as a result of poor hygiene and sanitation; no access to books, learning material; limited access to sanitary pads.

Solution

We offer several programs to schools in the slums and rural areas of Kisumu to address these issues. This includes providing daily meals, learning material, books, access to soap and running water, clean drinking water, sanitary pads and through collaborations, shoes and basic medication. This will encourage parents who are not able to provide these for their children, to send them to school. Our efforts have increased enrollment by 46% and participation by 73% in the schools we work with.

Long-Term Impact

We firmly believe a structured, multi-pronged approach that combines both philanthropic and entrepreneurial solutions like our programs will have a longer-term effect that will uplift entire communities from abject poverty. Working directly with communities and giving them part-ownership (with affordable targets like $0.05 per day for feeding programs) gives them a chance to grow gradually and sustain these programs. We aim to increase our impact from 250 to 1,000 students in the coming year.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.therahulkotakfoundation.org
The Rahul Kotak Foundation Website
RKF Turns 1 | Our Journey
About RKF
Give Hope to Kisumu's Underprivileged Children

Organization Information

The Rahul Kotak Foundation

Location: Kisumu, Kisumu County - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​www.therahulkotakfoundation.org
Project Leader:
Mansi Kotak
Kisumu, Kisumu County Kenya
$7,741 raised of $50,000 goal
 
148 donations
$42,259 to go
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