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 Education  Kenya Project #24691

High School Scholarships for Top African Students

by African Childrens Haven
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High School Scholarships for Top African Students
High School Scholarships for Top African Students
High School Scholarships for Top African Students
High School Scholarships for Top African Students
High School Scholarships for Top African Students
High School Scholarships for Top African Students
High School Scholarships for Top African Students
High School Scholarships for Top African Students
High School Scholarships for Top African Students

Summary

Each year we help 500 African kids from urban slums to go to primary school. The children are poor and without a helping hand they'd miss out on the promise of an education. Even the best students, however, rarely go on to high school or university, especially the girls. Our goal is to provide 30 high school scholarships to the top students from two slum schools in Nairobi, Kenya. We know these kids. They're smart and they work hard. With your support we know they'll succeed.

$35
total raised
2
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years

Challenge

The children we support live in extreme poverty. Their parents earn little more than $2 a day and can barely feed their families, let alone pay school fees. They recognize, however, that education provides a pathway out of poverty. So do their children. The kids work hard, they do their homework, they come to school prepared and on-time. Without exception they want to succeed!

Solution

By any measure kids who graduate high school are more likely to raise healthy children, keep them safe and help them to become productive citizens. With a high school diploma, many of the children will be able to learn a trade or qualify for college or even university. This is especially true for girls, the majority of whom rarely have a chance to receive a secondary education. For this reason, the project will ensure that at least 50 percent of all scholarships go to female students.

Long-Term Impact

Africa urgently needs trained professionals to modernize and grow their economies. Educating children, especially poor children, benefits not only the kids but also their large extended families. It also provides their communities with trained professionals who can provide leadership towards a better future and furnish essential services that are desperately needed in the areas of health, education and safety.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.africanchildrenshaven.org
African Childrens Haven Website

Organization Information

African Childrens Haven

Location: Galveston, TX - USA
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Twitter: @African Childrens Haven
African Childrens Haven
Edward Sulzberger
Project Leader:
Edward Sulzberger
Galveston, TX United States

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