Education  Kenya Project #35271

A bright financial future for 4,000 Kenyan pupils

by Centre for Enterprise Development and Innovation
A bright financial future for 4,000 Kenyan pupils
A bright financial future for 4,000 Kenyan pupils
A bright financial future for 4,000 Kenyan pupils
A bright financial future for 4,000 Kenyan pupils
A bright financial future for 4,000 Kenyan pupils
A bright financial future for 4,000 Kenyan pupils
Happy pupils for having a safe environment
Happy pupils for having a safe environment

We are happy to report that because of your support; My Money remains on course to deliver on its promise of providing a brighter financial future to over 4,000 Kenyan pupils by the end of the year 2019. As at 4th June, 2019, a total of 147 teachers have been equipped with the skills and techniques necessary for the effective delivery of the revised My Money curriculum to pupils. As a result, the teachers have been able to transfer the knowledge acquired to well over 4,000 pupils spread out from grade 3 through 8 in all four target schools.

Teachers in all four target schools have received training  on Child Safeguarding. Teachers have affirmed that the trainings have enhanced their knowledge, skills and ability to keep children safe and help curb child abuse. Mrs. Florence , Financial Capability Committee Chairperson at Manyatta Primary School notes there has been an increased awareness of the need to provide a friendly and safe environment for children. We are now in the process of reviewing the full implementation of the Child Safeguarding Policy which we expect to be complete towards the end of 2019.

 My Money is a child-targeted intervention. That’s why we are always working to protect children from abuse, and to instill in them confidence, self-esteem, communication skills and resilience. In the spirit of safeguarding and securing children’s safety and development, all the target four target schools signed a Child of Commitment to Safeguarding Letter. This letter has been put up in the schools notice board and at the office reception to ensure all teachers and other representatives become aware of their individual obligation to protect children.This has made pupils feel safe, loved, respected and are now sure that their dignity  as humans is well preserved.

At $ 5,308 thus far, we may seem far behind our target of $99,999 in donations towards the project, but your generous contributions inspire us to keep hoping and working. It is our belief here at CEDI that with your continued support, we shall achieve our goal of offering even more Kenyan Pupils a Brighter Financial Future, and to inspire a young generation of Kenyans to carry forward the beacon of hope in the fight against poverty. Please feel free to hit the donate button https://www.globalgiving.org/dy/v2/checkout/billing/ and become a part of this noble initiative!

Manyatta Primary School Child Commitment Letter
Manyatta Primary School Child Commitment Letter

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Children pose facing a My Money banner at school
Children pose facing a My Money banner at school

We are happy to report that because of your support, My Money remains on course to deliver on its promise of providing a brighter financial future to over 4,000 Kenyan pupils by the end of the year 2019. As at March 7, 2019, a total of 147 teachers have been equipped with the skills and techniques necessary for the effective delivery of the revised My Money curriculum to pupils. As a result, the teachers have been able to transfer the knowledge acquired to well over 4,000 pupils spread out from grade 3 through 8 in all four target schools.

Teachers in all four target schools affirm that thanks to the program, pupils are now more financially responsible. For instance, Mrs. Lydia Okombo, the Financial Capability Committee chairperson at Migori Primary School, notes that: “My Money is fast encouraging responsible shopping, saving (whether with the help of piggy or commercial banks) and budgeting among children.”

My Money is a child-targeted intervention. That’s why we are always working to protect children from abuse, and to instill in them confidence, self-esteem, communication skills and resilience. In the spirit of safeguarding and securing children’s safety and development, we have developed a comprehensive Child Safeguarding and Protection Policy that clearly outlines guidelines, standards, measures and procedures meant to streamline relations between children and anyone working or affiliated with us. Copies of this policy have been disseminated to all four target schools.


On March 2, 2019, we sent an assortment of learning and teaching materials to all four target schools in Migori and Kisumu counties. Mr. Joshua Matunga, the head teacher at St. Cecilia Primary School in Migori County, notes, “We deeply appreciate this form of material support, but even more importantly, we’re excited because it will make it possible for us to deliver the program to even more pupils this year.”

At $5,318 thus far, we may seem far behind our target of $99,999 in donations towards scaling the project, but your generous contributions inspire us to keep hoping and working. Whether you’re passionate about renovating a run-down My Money banner in Migori Primary, or supporting the training of more teachers, or facilitating the printing of a child-friendly version of our Child Safeguarding and Protection Policy, or even sponsoring a needy child, please feel free to hit the donate button https://www.globalgiving.org/dy/v2/checkout/billing/ and become a part of this noble initiative!

A My Money lesson in session during an M&E visit
A My Money lesson in session during an M&E visit
Pupils pose with the latest edition of MM toolkit
Pupils pose with the latest edition of MM toolkit

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Pupils show off their 'My Money' wall illustration
Pupils show off their 'My Money' wall illustration

We are proud to report that because of your support, our financial capability program, My Money, remains on course to deliver on its promise of providing A Brighter Financial Future for 4,000 Kenyan Pupils. As at November 2018, a total of 147 teachers have been equipped with the skills and techniques necessary for  the effective delivery of the revised My Money curriculum to pupils. As a result, the teachers have been able to transfer the knowledge acquired to  well over 4,000 pupils spread out from grade 3 through 8 in all four target schools.

Teachers in all four target schools affirm that children are now more financially responsible and entrepreneurial-minded. “Some children have taken to beading and bartering fruits in their spare time for little incomes. We’re also delighted by the fact that at least 5 pupils have so far opened savings accounts with the local National Bank branch,” says Ms. Eva, one of the teachers delivering My Money in St. Cecilia Primary School, Migori County.

The project has also helped us advance the competence and confidence of all 147 teachers involved in safeguarding and protecting children’s safety and development. Ms. Celyne, a teacher in Migori Primary School, had this to say: “We’re always working to protect children from abuse, and to instill in them confidence, self-esteem, communication skills and resilience. We believe the development of the whole child needs to be at the center of any and every child-targeted intervention.”

In Kudho Primary School in Kisumu County, a total of 65 pupils in class 5 have started a cowpea (or ‘kunde’) school garden. John, one of the pupils involved, notes, “The project was small for a start, but a number of parents and local community members are now increasingly relying on our school garden to meet some of their vegetable needs. With more support from well-wishers, we believe we can expand the garden to include more vegetable varieties, eventually achieving our ultimate goal of meeting our school’s lunch needs.”

At $5,298 thus far, we may seem far behind our target of $99,999 in donations towards the project, but your generous contributions inspire us to keep hoping and working. It is our belief here at CEDI that with your continued support, we shall achieve our goal of offering even more Kenyan Pupils a Brighter Financial Future, and to inspire a young generation of Kenyans to carry forward the beacon of hope in the fight against poverty. Please feel free to hit the donate button https://www.globalgiving.org/dy/v2/checkout/billing/ and become a part of this noble initiative!

Kudho pupils tend to their school garden
Kudho pupils tend to their school garden
Some My Money advocates in St. Cecilia Primary
Some My Money advocates in St. Cecilia Primary

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Centre for Enterprise Development and Innovation

Location: Nairobi - Kenya
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Project Leader:
Nixon Oleche
Nairobi, Kenya
$9,657 raised of $99,999 goal
 
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