The Need: GRACE Nanana is facing funding challenges and is in need of:
1) Funding for direct sponsorships for existing students (funding for tuition, room and board)
2) Funding for scholarship donations for graduating students (funding for students who have performed well enough at GRACE to be accepted to secondary schools but do not have resources to pay tuition)
The Goal: The Brighton Jones Richer Life Foundation works to help small, grassroots organizations like GRACE Nanana spread the word of their important work. In 2020, our total goal for GRACE Nanana sponsorships and scholarships is $10k. We've set our International Women's Day goal at $3k, but would love to surpass this goal! 100% of the proceeds from this campaign go directly to GRACE Nanana and The Brighton Jones Richer Life Foundation does not collect fees (administrative or otherwise) for the work they do to support GRACE Nanana.
About GRACE Nanana: GRACE stands for Girls Rescue, Attention, Care, & Education. It operates under the Kajiado-based trust created by its founder, Priscilla Nangurai, called HELGA.
GRACE Nanana Girls Rescue Center in Kajiado, Kenya is a safehaven where Maasai girls can escape the illegal but still practiced customs of early marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM), and unwanted pregnancy in order to pursue education. Since its founding in 1986, GRACE has rescued more than 700 girls, providing them with meals, clothing, shelter, primary education, and healthcare, including counselling.
The Video: The Brighton Jones Richer Life Foundation and GRACE Nanana created this video to help those who have not visited get a better sense of the organization's origins, purpose, its founder, and how individuals can help: GRACE Nanana
The School: Starting a primary school was the best way to provide education for the girls at the center. The school educates other children in the community as well, for an integrated and sustainable program with a current enrollment of over 80 students.