After travelling to Kenya in 2017 and having the opportunity to visit a Kisaruni school in the Maasai Mara, our group was so inspired that we’ve come together to help support one learner through her four years of secondary school. We were all immensely touched and moved by the entire trip but especially by the passion and drive that exuded from each of these special students, who didn’t take a single part of their education for granted.
WE Charity believes that investing in the education of girls is key to breaking the cycle of poverty. Yet girls lack the opportunity to go beyond primary education because of domestic obligations, family finances, early marriage and inadequate access to secondary schools. While primary education in Kenya is free, secondary education remains incredibly costly and largely out of reach for young people in WE Villages partner communities.
Studies suggest that when girls are educated at secondary level, there is a positive, long-term impact, not only for the girl, but for her family and for the community. In order to educate and empower girls graduating from primary school, WE Charity opened Kisaruni Secondary School in 2011, which now has two campuses: Milimani and Oleleshwa.
The scholarship we will support our learner, Delphine, who will be provided a fully-funded educational experience, including tuition, room and board, textbooks, school supplies, uniforms, mentorship and counselling, extracurricular activities and field trips, leadership programming and teacher training.
We hope you’ll help us on this mission to raise $12,000CAD to make one girl’s dream of going to school a reality.
Thank you for your support!
Evan, Melissa, Cari, Heather, Scott, Adrienne, Jason, Maxine and Stuart