Help us Educate 60 Kenya kids
Give the Gift of Education to 40 Girls and 20 Boys
UPDATE 01/01/18: WE DID IT! We raised the funds to send 64 Kenyan students to school this year and we couldn't be happier! The campaign for this year is already closed. However, if you are passionate about educating a student and do not want to wait until December to do, please feel free to donate here and send us an email letting us know that this is what it is for. We can definitely find more students to help. Thank you all for your help and we will update you all about the program as soon as we return at the end of February.
Restore Humanity began our Outreach Program in Sirembe, Kenya in 2008, two years before we opened our Children's Home. Our Outreach Program assists families in need by paying school fees for their children. It is one of the simplest ways to help people and move towards alleviating poverty one family at a time. Many of the families in that area need some form of assistance to send their children to Secondary School (High School) and while there is some help available, it's not nearly enough. That is where we, well actually, YOU come in.
In our Restore Humanity Outreach Program we usually pay a partial scholarship for each student, and will provide a full scholarship for those in the most dire of circumstances. We pay partial scholarships because we have found that encouraging the families to pitch in makes this a real investment for everyone involved. However, there are cases where the family literally has nothing to give, in those cases we cover more, if not all of their fees. The partial scholarship is $250 each, which is about half of the required fees they have to pay for an entire school year (which includes uniform, fees, books, and full boarding).
We began giving the partial scholarships in 2015, sending 21 girls to Sirembe Secondary School. The results? ALL of them stayed in school and passed to the next grade! Education is the key to their future and those young women are hungry for the opportunity! Last year we changed it up a bit and gave scholarships to 37 girls and 10 boys. While boys traditionally get more support from their families, there are still many families that cannot afford to send their boys to school either. We all rise together and we also need educated young men. Providing help for boys was also what young men, teachers, and parents asked of us and so we listened.
What is so great is that we got the same results from all 47 this year. They all completed their studies and passed to the next grade, in fact some of them will be graduating this December!
For the 2018 school year, we are raising the stakes again and we hope to be able to assist a minimum of 40 girls and 20 boys to attend school next year! Our goal this year is to raise $15,000. Our campaign starts NOW and will run through December 31st. Their new school year begins in early January and we will be there to deliver the money we raise! Please join us in providing education to some amazing young people who if given the opportunity, can change their community, their country, and possibly the world!