Education  Kenya Project #50292

Keep a student in school

by Affecto Foundation
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In 2022, twenty-three scholars at Affecto Foundation’s Watoto Wasome program sat for their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), marking the end of High School education.These are students who began high school in 2019. We have had mentorship programs, motivational trips,catered for their school fees and scholastic support;uniform,personal shopping and books.

It has been a worthwhile journey. We have seen them grow, we have reprimanded them, and eventually,all our candidates qualified to join higher institutions of learning.

Owino is one of the students who did KCSE In 2022. When he joined Affecto Foundation’s education program, he was a timid young man with low self-esteem. He could hardly articulate his thoughts. Owino’s roots are not stable either. He has had challenges coping with family wrangles. Poverty alone was not the enemy, peace rarely dwelt in their homestead. Not once did he have to call Affecto Foundationto to  come to his rescue.

With all these hurdles working against Owino, he managed to excel academically. He scored a B- in his final examinations and he can’t wait to join university.

He is planning on working in a local primary school before he joins university.

He is an ambitious young man, and we have no doubt that he will improve his family’s livelihood. With the skills learnt from the mentorship workshops at Affecto Foundation including President’s Award, which is the Kenya’s chapter of the Duke of Edinburg’s program,we are confident his future is luminous.

Affecto Foundation is honored to be associated with the GlobalGiving community. We would not have seen the victory of the twenty-three students from cohort three without your support.

You are part of their success stories.The$1,259.92 raised helped us in a big way.

Thankyou!

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A photo op with eight of the nine beneficiaries
A photo op with eight of the nine beneficiaries

Njabini High School, is a boys only institution perched on the hills of Kinangop within the Aberdare ranges. It is one and half hours drive from Kenya’s capital. The climate in the area is cool and the school environment friendly for academic oriented activities. It is a school well known for its prowess in academics and extra-curricular activities.

On Friday September 30th , 2022 one of Affecto Foundation’s alumnae made a surprise visit to Njabini High School. The intention was to check on the progress of nine Affecto beneficiaries at the school; four in form 1, one in form 2, three in form 3 and a final year student. It was also an opportunity for the alumnae to pay their third term school fees.

It was joy and excitement when the students met their guest. Affecto Foundation believes in peer to peer mentorship. This visit provided space for that. The students had an opportunity to share their best and challenging moments both at school and at home. They also received words of encouragement from their mentor.

The visit was crowned with a $5 token for each of them as a motivation to academic excellence. The smiles on their faces were magical as they took turns to appreciate their guest for her generosity.

After meeting the students, the Affecto representative proceeded to pay school fees amounting to Ksh 228,562. This was made possible by the generous support of the GlobalGiving community through a disbursement of $ 7,506.98 on August 25th 2022. We couldn’t have done it without this support.

The 9 boys and 95 others are now settled in their respective schools ready to create a bright future for their families and the community at large.

Thank you GlobalGiving for supporting us in keeping students in school.

We hope to continue impacting lives together.

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COHORT SIX INTAKE

Early in May 2022, Affecto Foundation received over 300 applications from guardians and parents of students who were at the risk of becoming school dropouts. These students had performed extremely well but they were on the verge of succumbing to despair. The foundation and its team strategized on holding interviews, prioritizing on those who were yet to join school.

From 9th – 20th May 2022, the interview panelists had a chance of hearing from 49 students who were shortlisted for interviews. The stories were overwhelming and hopelessness was evident. Some students had even borrowed clothes from their neighbors in order to attend the interviews. Affecto Foundation had to take care of transport fee of some of the interviewees back to their homes for they sincerely had no busfare. The two weeks were quite intense and emotionally draining for the Affecto vetting team. The office had to run from as early as 0700hrs to as late as 2100hrs to cope with the demand and to meet the short deadlines.

The applicants were from vast areas across the country indicating the similarity of pattern in education gap. Affecto Foundation spent KES 1.95M ( $16,503.05) to cater for school fees and other school related costs for 46 students who were identified and enrolled into Watoto Wasome program academic year 2022-2025. Affecto Foundation is excited to walk the journey of transformation with these beneficiaries and hopefully this gives them an opportunity to better their lives and the lives of their loved ones.

Thank you, GlobalGiving for enabling Affecto Foundation to implement its cause- Keep A Student in School Program. We are grateful for the $6,072.87 received in the month of May, 2022 towards support for education of the underprivileged in Kenya. These is a unique and lifetime gift that they shall forever be proud of. We say thank you on behalf of our beneficiaries.

Long live GlobalGiving.

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In Regards,

Alice Gathe

Project Leader.

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THE FUTURE FEELS TANGIBLE FOR JAMES

Desperate times call for desperate measures:

James is one of our students who actualized the quote above.

He studied under a scholarship and he managed to score 405 marks out of the possible 500 in his KCPE examination. Since the scholarship only catered for his primary education, James was left stranded even after scoring such high marks.

One month after students were admitted to high school, Affecto Foundation spotted his story on the media. He was desperate to join the high school he secured a place in and when he couldn’t find any means to, the zealous young man decided to open up a workshop.

Affecto foundation saw his thirst for success and we decided to come to his rescue by sponsoring his education. James is now settled in high school and best of all, he scored an A plain when he joined the school. He is also our first beneficiary from Kenya’s newest tribe, The Shona.

Thanks to the $2,096.94 raised through the GlobalGiving campaign, 113 students including James have been able to settle in their schools and focus on their studies. Nothing makes us happier than seeing candles of hope being rekindled for these students.

Thank you GlobalGiving for constantly aiding us in making our vision come to pass, ‘To promote access to quality education to the less privileged and providing a platform to exercise humanity.’

#KeepAStudentInSchoolCampaign is a success because of you. We are looking forward to strengthening this impactful partnership.

 

In Regards,

Alice Gathe,

Project Leader.

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Mombasa County is 795kms far from Kisii County. It takes 13.5 hours to travel by bus from the town of Mombasa to Kisii.

At the heart of Mombasa (a city at the coast of Kenya) is a small informal settlement named Mtongwe. It is occupied by low income families majority of whom survive on less a dollar a day.

Meet young Lloyd. He has been brought up in the Mtongwe area all his life. He is the middle child of five siblings. His single parent is overwhelmed by the challenge of raising five children. She ends up lost in cheap liquor dens. And this has had a serious effect on her children.

A local church opted to have all the children join primary school. This while the children's grandmother decided to do menial jobs at least to be able to feed them. It had to be joint effort.

The children knowing how important it is to acquire education have been giving their best.

Lloyd cleared primary school early this year and earned a slot in a national high school far away in Kisii County. But the reality of discontinuing with education was dawning every single day.

Loyd had no one to turn to. His mum could hardly tell what was happening with her own life leave alone children. His grandmother had enough challenges of providing at least a meal a day. While their local church still had the burden of educating his younger siblings still finding their way and calming their storms in primary school.

Days turned into weeks and weeks into months.Every single day he felt it was becoming impossible to continue with education. But he wasn't going to give up yet. So he decided to walk from house to house, knocking every of his neighbhour's door to try his luck. He was asking people to help him join high school.

One of the occupants in the houses he visited happened was deeply touched by his courage and resolution to fight for his chance. She joined him in looking for help. One visit led to many otyers and eventually the request reached Affecto Foundation's office. His dream was revived. He joined Kisii High School albeit very late. But he is full of gratitude.

Lloyd knows he has alot on his hands. He has his future to safeguard. He has his family to unshackle from the deep end of poverty. He has his local community to take care of. He wants to live a life of inspiration. That's why he is keen on getting the best of his high school life as Affecto Foundation sponsors him right from form one till fourth form.

GlobalGiving has been a great partner in ensuring this comes to a reality. Through 621.17 dollars raised during the GlobalGiving campaign, Affecto Foundation has been able to support not only Lloyd but 15 other students facing financial distress and ensuring they join different schools in our country.

Affecto Foundation desires to reach as many as 400 students every year.

Thank you GlobalGiving for making this happen. We appreciate every support we receive from this global community. Indeed we keep touching lives, one at a time.

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