The cost to provide a student’s higher education is $1,000 a year or $83.33 a month. Higher education provides the best chance at becoming fully employed in the Kenyan economy. With an estimated 40% unemployment rate, it is important that students have credentials to compete in the highly competitive employment market.
All students begin the program in primary school, but each year a few sponsors end their commitment for various personal reasons. Such situations have left the students listed below without sponsors. We are committed to keeping all students in the program, however, they are missing the all-important sponsor relationship that provides hope and accountability.
Sponsoring a higher education student is a short-term, joy-filled commitment as students are nearing the end of their education and aware of the significance of your support. One sponsor who began a higher education sponsor relationship said, “Once kids mature that much they can understand the enormity of what they have received or are receiving. It makes the correspondence more interesting as they are able to express their feelings better.” Click learn more beneath each photo to begin a unique, enriching sponsor relationship.
Trade School: Some students listed here are trade school students. They scored below 200 on their 8th grade exam, and were not admitted to traditional secondary schools. They are instead learning a trade for two years, after which they will begin their working life in the trade of their choice (plumber, electrician, beauty stylist, barista, etc.).