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 $10,000, which will allow sponsorships to be provided for about 18 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.
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