Education creates prospects. Education provides a future.
A proper school education is essential for a self-determined life, free from poverty and dependency. However, many children do not have the opportunity to receive education, as attending school is expensive.
Although primary school in Kenya has officially been free of charge since 2003, there are hidden costs for school uniforms and school supplies. Disadvantaged families are therefore often unable to send their children to school. Children are taken out of school prematurely or are not enrolled in the first place. Later on these children have little chance of receiving vocational training or getting well-paid jobs. Girls have a far greater risk of being forced into early marriage.
That’s why our goal is to help disadvantaged children attend school. By paying for school fees, school uniforms and supplies, we give children the opportunity to receive an education, allowing them to create a self-determined future.
In particular, we support:
- the orphans taken in by Father Tito, the head of our partner organisation YISOG,
- disadvantaged children from the Maasai land whose families cannot afford their education themselves,
- exposed children from the Maasai land, such as those threatened by forced marriage.