Take me to school initiative is a project designed to help 30 orphans and vulnerable children in kibera slums access quality secondary school education. The orphans and vulnerable children lack access to quality education due to lack of school tuition fee and support from guardians. The project is to curb the effects of illiteracy and enable the children achieve their career dreams. They lost their parents at tender age and their future goals headed for doom if not supported.
According to Kenya Aids Indicator Survey there are 3.6 million orphan and vulnerable children in Kenya aged below 18 years. 50% of these are orphans whom 15% are total orphans.Majority of these do not make it to school due to lack of fees. Hear the voice initiative "TAKE ME TO SCHOOL" seeks to enable vulnerable and orphan children access quality education to enable them get employment opportunity. Additionally, these will enable them take care of their siblings and reduce external dependence.
The project will bridge the gap between orphans, vulnerable children with access to education. The initiative eliminates barriers to education by supporting, guiding, and monitoring their progress.This initiative will also reduce idleness, crime, and teenage early pregnancy in the community as well as give hope to the beneficiaries for a bright future.
These children will receive knowledge and skills to apply in the future with a vision and a purpose. They also will be independent . They will be an asset to the community as they will too give back to same community. The children will be role models to their peers. This will give hope to other orphans to take education matters seriously.