THIS PROJECT IS FUNDED! If you missed this giving opportunity, don't worry, we are still committed to providing training opportunities through the Vocational Training Center and are raising funds for the next phase of construction. Click to read more!
At Learn For Life Kenya, we aim to provide opportunities for vocational training that will help young people in Kenya become employed and productive citizens.
This #GivingTuesday we are raising $3,500 for a special hairdressing training opportunity for the youth residing at orphanages run by our partner, the Tumaini Children’s Ministry, in Nyeri, Kenya. We will be collecting donations for this project through December 4, 2018.
Hard realities in Kenya, like a 70% youth unemployment rate and the high cost of education, leave youth vulnerable, especially those who grew up in orphanages and must fend for themselves upon leaving. Young people need marketable skills to provide for themselves.
Our #GivingTuesday campaign focuses on providing training for the students who will soon leave the orphanage. About 20 students will learn the basic skills needed to provide hairdressing/barber services in their communities, thus providing a reliable source of income upon graduation. Receiving such specialized training before graduation equips them for the job market or professional certification; both paths lead to a more self-sustaining, dignified future!
Our #GivingTuesday fundraising goal is $3500. Funds raised during the campaign will:
1) pay local trainers to provide training on-sight at the orphanage
2) purchase permanent equipment and supplies for this and future training sessions
3) purchase equipment (scissors, clippers) that will be gifted to students completing training
4) facility renovations for adequate training.
Our goal is to start training in Spring 2019.
If our cause inspires you, choose one or all of the following ways to get involved this #GivingTuesday:
-Donate! Your gift will have a direct and almost immediate impact. Let’s foster dignity, inspire hope, and teach skills together!
-Become a team member by clicking “Join the team” on our campaign page.
-Share our campaign with your circle of friends on Facebook, Twitter, email, etc.
Read more about our commitment to preparing people in impoverished communities in Kenya for vocational skills training and entrepreneurship at: