Education
 Kenya
Project #6163

Send Orphaned Teens from Kenya to High School

by Fabulous African Fabrics
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Summary

This project pays fees for 120 orphaned teens from the Good Samaritan Home in Nairobi, Kenya to attend high school. No free secondary schools exist in Kenya.
$21,971
total raised
105
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

The Good Samaritan Home accepts children from the Mathare Slum in Nairobi, Kenya. These children are are found on the streets or referred to the home. Many are orphaned by AIDS. Three hundred children are served by the orphanage at this time. Each year 120 of these young people are enrolled in high school. Tuition for one year costs $1050, three times the average Kenyan's annual income. The orphanage supports 180 younger children as well as the high school students.

Solution

This project will provide funds to pay fees, uniforms and books for students attending high school. It makes more funds available to younger children in the home.

Long-Term Impact

We will send 120 students to high school, affecting their intellectual life, well-being, and finances. An educated Kenya may stabilize the economy through creative problem solving.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​fabulousafricanfabrics.org
Home website for FAF
Also works with Good Samaritan Childern's Home

Organization Information

Fabulous African Fabrics

Location: Grand Rapids, MI - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.fafkenyanorphans.org
Project Leader:
Laura Salazar
Ph. D., Executive Director
Grand Rapids, MI United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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