Giving the children an education
Education provides the most effective route out of poverty for young people. We reach beyond our centres and give grants to deprived children in poor communities so they can attend school, vocational training or University.
They are encouraged to socialise and make new friends. This experience helps them when they embark on their future life. Their progress is monitored by our social workers and, where necessary, we provide additional tuition and counselling after school.
The children are highly motivated to do well in class or arts or sports. Our goal is to give them academic and life skills that will enable them to get employment and have a secure independent future.
The children are benefiting hugely from the grants and achieving excellent results. We are proud to support the education of 65 children in a special-needs class at a school in nearby Thika.
We are also immensely proud of our Women Leader’s Programme, through which we are supporting the education of 20 girls, including their mentoring by both African and International mentors. As the girls progress they have each committed to mentor at least one other girl themselves, creating a broad cadré of well educated girls to take meaningful roles in the future of Kenya.