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Give every kid of Kibera a chance to shine.

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BENEFITING: UWEZA AID FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: Pierrick

Guillemette JACOB

THE STORY:

Kibera Team US Gould wrote -

In June 2017, I volunteered at a school in the slum of Kibera in Kenya. With more than 700,000 residents, Kibera is one of the most densely populated urban settlements in the world and east Africa’s largest slum. Most of the people of Kibera are earning less than one dollar a day and have to overcome many of the world’s most challenging issues — poverty, poor health care and hygiene, no electricity, water shortage, HIV/AIDS, ethnic conflict, and lack of women’s rights.

When I came back, I decided to open this fundraising page to support the two organizations  which welcomed me during this trip. The Red Rose Primary School which welcome 450 kids from Kibera and Uweza Foundation. They both believe that giving children a good education, but also teaching them how to build life skills and developing talents is the only reliable and sustainable route out of poverty for kids living in the Kibera slum. At Uweza community center, everyone in need can find some help and support from sponsorship to mentorship, soccer academy, dance or art program. It is also a safe space for adolescent girls or young mothers who encounter many challenges in the slum. 

In 2018, I launched Kids Club at my school The Lycée Français de Los Angeles and also Project Kenya, a service and learning trip for High school Students who want to volunteer for two weeks in the slum.

The one thing I will remember most from my experience in Kibera is that despite living in terrible conditions, all of the kids I talked to displayed great dignity, joy and a true sense of community. I would like to give them a chance to shine. I need your Help to help them.

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MONEY RAISED
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The Team: $81,636 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Brian Otieno Photo Exhibit

Amount Raised

$25,548

 

170% Raised of$15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Pierrick Gould

Amount Raised

$23,680

 

47% Raised of$50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Project Kenya

Amount Raised

$19,713

 

246% Raised of$8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Malo Guerin

Amount Raised

$9,375

 

94% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kids Club

Amount Raised

$1,960

Fundraiser Title

Paul Marcais

Amount Raised

$1,130

 

38% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alice Marcel

Amount Raised

$205

 

21% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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