Education  Kenya Project #34160

Provide Kenyan students university education

by UMOJA PARTNERSHIP, INC.
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Provide Kenyan students university education
Provide Kenyan students university education
Provide Kenyan students university education

Summary

Young people in Kenya know that education and training is key to getting out of poverty and a productive future. The Umoja Project provides a network of care to orphaned children in this area of extreme poverty. Primary students receive food, school uniforms and vital psychosocial support. Secondary students receive fees. More resources are needed to support motivated students beyond secondary school, so that they can obtain skills to gain employment and support themselves and their families.

$34,000
total goal
$33,980
remaining
1
donor
0
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
5
years

Challenge

In this area of extreme poverty, many families struggle to cover basic necessities. Almost half of the students in local schools have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDs or other diseases. The Umoja Project provides a network of care to these orphaned children, providing food, school uniforms, and vital psychosocial support. The project also covers secondary school fees for top-performing students. These high-achieving students have no resources to pursue further education or training.

Solution

Umoja Project students have been accepted to national universities, local colleges and other training programs, but they are unable to continue their education because of the tuition and fees. Even if they receive direct admit with scholarship support, they lack the financial resources to cover expenses, such as housing, food and books.

Long-Term Impact

A relatively small investment in a student's future changes the trajectory for his or her life and impacts the entire community. Umoja Project students who have completed university or college programs have returned to the project area and created an alumni group to support younger students. They are excellent role models and show other students and the greater community what success looks like. We hope to empower more students to pursue their goals.

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Organization Information

UMOJA PARTNERSHIP, INC.

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana - USA
Website:
Project Leader:

Indianapolis , Indiana United States

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