Education is the gateway to a brighter future. Sometimes, though, there are a lot of barriers between a student and finishing school.
We're teaming up with communities in rural Kenya to break down these barriers. We help them build classrooms, dormitories, bathrooms and water systems for local schools. We work with teachers to make sure they have the supplies they need to help children learn. And we engage communities in conversations about why education is important for children.
We're also working with young adults who haven't had the chance to learn to read. They may have not finished school, or their education may have been interrupted when they fled their home country. We're working with hundreds of students in Kenya’s Kakuma Refugee Camp, as well as from the local community, to focus on adult literacy.
Water Access & Bathrooms Allow Girls in Kenya to Focus on Their Futures
Water is a top priority in arid communities around the world. And the part of western Kenya where Mercy Cheruto lives is no exception. Mercy’s community is largely made up of livestock farmers. Unfortunately, it’s also a community where girls have a huge disadvantage. The chances of a girl finishing school are slim. Girls are expected to care for their …
A Safe Dormitory for Girls at a Kenyan School
Delphine Chelimo is determined to learn. She’s a 14-year-old student at Ngengechwo Primary School in rural western Kenya. Because the school is far away from her house, Delphine is a boarding student. It allows her to focus on her studies and means that she doesn’t have to make a long, dangerous journey to and from school each day. Delphine has …
Given the Chance, Girls in Kenya Become Trailblazers
When Linnet Chepchumba was young, her future was nearly guaranteed. And the outlook was bleak. Linnet lives in a rural part of western Kenya. In her community, being a girl is a disadvantage. The chances of a girl finishing school are slim. Girls are expected to care for their families and younger siblings. And considering that schools are usually far …