Action Two Africa's desire is very straight forward: we want to get kids off the streets and back into the classroom. Many children in Kenya are born into a cycle of poverty that perpetuates the broken system that they have become victims of. Action Two Africa wants to help break this pattern and get Kiambiu slum's youth back into school. We plan to meet this need by providing school fees for children who would otherwise not be able to continue their education.
Over 15,000 children in the slum of Kiambiu will never be afforded the opportunity to go to school because of their circumstances. Many are orphans or vulnerable children that have no support, while others stay home and work to provide food for their siblings or family. Frequently, these children fall into the pitfalls of sex work, violent crime, or drug use. These problems in Kiambiu are a direct reflection of a community without access to proper education.
Action Two Africa wants to meet this need by providing academic sponsorships for children in the Kiambiu community. Our goal is to try to raise $5,400, which will allow sponsorships to be provided for 10 children for an entire school year. Equipped with an education, these children have the potential to make a difference within their community, and change the direction of their future. Sponsorships provides more than an education; they also give encouragement, support and hope.
The importance of education to the future of Kenya, and the world, cannot be overstated. Through education, children are empowered to make changes in their communities and overcome the shackles of poverty. This enables children to better themselves, their communities, and the world as a whole. Give a child an education and you give them more than opportunities; you give them hope for the future, the chance to make a difference, and the tools to give back.