Project #6563

Provide an education for needy Kenyan children

by Expanding Opportunities
Jun 2, 2011

Education Cut Short

David Maina and the principal, Mr. Kirui
David Maina and the principal, Mr. Kirui

David Maina is in his second year of high school.  In Kenya, the school year is divided into three terms. Each term is accompanied with its various fees.  Though the Kenya government supports free public education, the subsidy provided is not enough to cover all expenses.  Therefore families must raise funds each term for their child to attend school.

Maina began his high school career through generous sponsors. Even his first term of 2011 was funded.  In April, during the break between Term I and Term II, his sponsor was no longer able to support him.  He sent his please to Expanding Opportunities.  For little more than $30.00 per term, Maina could continue his education. 

As of this day, Maina was still out of school. He is the first on the list to return to school when funding is available.



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Organization Information

Expanding Opportunities

Location: Brooks, ME - USA
Project Leader:
Beverly Stone
Brooks, Maine United States