In Kenya, over one million primary school aged children are not in school often due to the lack of a school uniform, shoes or fees. 30% of the population ages 15-24 are illiterate. Only 20% of those who enroll in primary school complete all eight years. Less than half the students eligible for secondary school are enrolled. Only 5% of Kenya's 2.4 million orphans have hope of completing a minimal level of education.
Each child educated encourages the education of another. $5,700 buys: 64 school uniforms and pairs of shoes, 4 high school student full year tuition, 10 desks, one year of school lunches for 20 students and books or school supplies for 70 students.
Education is not just literacy; it is an effective tool to eradicate poverty and a powerful channel for peace and personal progress. Providing direct assistance to identified students and schools allows many children the opportunity for potent change
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