ABOUT KSKE

NURTURE THE FUTURE

Nurture the Future

By educating children, they will realize their true potential and break the cycle of poverty that has existed in Kenya for decades. Vincent sees “education as the wellspring of change. A better-educated Kenya will provide economic growth and well-being for all

Kenya faces significant infrastructure challenges. Energy supply, food security and inadequate healthcare are commonplace. The population continues to grow, but the country also enjoys extensive natural resources. One of the valuable resources is the 19.5 million children who are Kenya’s future. Free primary education was introduced in 2003, and with a net enrollment rate of 86 percent, Kenya is well on track to achieve the Millennium Declaration Goal of basic education for all children.

However, 1.2 million school-aged children who are still not attending school in spite of free education. While the government recognizes the need to provide education, schools are chronically underfunded. This is particularly true in rural communities where overcrowding, lack of teachers, and the general state of neglect are ever-present.

What Your Donation Can Do for KSKE Children

The average annual cost of educating a high school student in the United States is approximately $8000. In Kenya, the average cost per year is about $990. The exact cost varies by school, town, Day, or Boarding school. Your donation can make a big difference in the life of students we support. Just Imagine, 8 students can go to school in Kenya for the price of 1 student in the US. 

Students in Kenya pay fees or tuition to attend school. All students must have uniforms and school supplies that often cannot afford. Many high schools are boarding schools, requiring students to live away from home and pay for accommodation and tuition. KSKE supports students attending elementary school and high school. 

Here are some examples of what your donation can provide: (varies with school and location)

  1. $90 – personal supplies, including soap, toilet paper, sanitary towels, laundry detergent, and Misc. 
  2. $120 – a school uniform, physical education uniform, and school supplies
  3. $140 – textbooks and stationery supplies.
  4. $200 – a mattress, a set of sheets and a blanket
  5. $350 – a year of elementary school
  6. $990 – a year of high school

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ABOUT KSKE

The Kwarula Society for Kenyan Education (KSKE) is a non-profit organization that promotes the social welfare of children in Kenya through increased educational opportunities, provides financial and other support to children in Kenya in order to enable them to secure an education, provides quality instruction to children through teacher development and individualized learning support and to create a positive learning environment to children in Kenya through improved infrastructure and technology.

Our Mission:

To improve educational opportunities and the social welfare of people affected by poverty in Kenya.

Our Vision:

Our vision is to provide educational and athletic opportunities through sports by creating a prosperous atmosphere where sports and education are unifying. We aspire to equip individuals and families with the tools necessary to promote this change by giving them access to better education, sports programs, and facilities.

Founder/President:

Born in rural Kakamega, Western part of Kenya and raised in the slums of Nairobi.  Vincent in his words was one of the lucky ones.  A natural athlete with passion for playing soccer, Vincent’s ability saw him rise through the ranks to become a captain of Kenya Breweries Football club and a member of the Kenyan National soccer team, Harambee Stars.  He played for the club and national team for eight years, earning 94 caps.  He played in World Cup qualifying games in 1994, USA and 1998, France.  The Africa cup of Nations in Senegal, East and Central Challenge Cup and Four Nations Cup in South Africa.  His talent and ability on the field of play resulted in a college scholarship to America. A two time All America in NAIA and NCAA II, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Masters Degree in Education. 

The Kenyan Football Federation and United States Soccer Federation licensed Coach can be found inspiring young players in the art of the beautiful game in New York and Connecticut.  He is the Athletic Director at Rippowam Cisqua School in NY and a Director of Bedford Youth Soccer club in NY.  His love of soccer is equaled by his passion for education. For the last 25 years, with the help of private donors, he has worked tirelessly to create opportunities for children in Kenya. He is an outstanding individual and being able to witness first hand results, serves as the inspiration of The Kwarula Society for Kenyan Education. 

The Kwarula Society for Kenyan Education is a non-profit organization that has supported over 950 students with tuition and uniform subsidies and built a classroom and study hall at Shihalia Primary School. It has donated soccer uniforms, accessories, and equipment to over fourteen teams in Kenya provided feminine hygiene products and financial grants to several women’s groups.  In 2012 KSKE drilled a borehole in Shihalia which presently supplies clean water to over 3,000 local residents. The electric generated borehole also provided residents with the opportunity to have electricity in their homes and businesses.  Vincent’s passion, dedication, and hard work is to improve the welfare of people in Kenya because he believes “Knowledge is Power” and education is a means to rise above adverse circumstances.

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Ideas & FAQs

IDEAS

There are many ways to help us, here are just some.


Make a Donation:
KSKE, a registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation is where you can send donations. You can make your donation by payment card or check. KSKE will issue a receipt that will enable you to receive the appropriate tax credit.

Organize Your Own Fundraiser:
Yes, please! Whether you’re running in a marathon, giving up your birthday for charity, doing a tribute, volunteering on weekends, or anything else, use crowdrise to raise money for charity and make a real-life impact. Just post ideas on our blog, and we will get right back to you.


Join a Fundraising Event:
If you see something that appeals to you on our events calendar, try and attend, remember every little bit helps. Buy a cake at a bake sale or sponsor someone who is giving their time and effort on our behalf.

Become a Friend of KSKE:
Whether you area teacher, student, or just we invite you to unleash your creative abilities and help our cause. Organize your own event. Just remember that 100% of the proceeds will go to the project. As a first step e-mail us, and we promise to give you a speedy reply.


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FAQs


Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, KSKE is a registered 501c3 organization. Make a donation and we will send you a tax-deductible receipt.

What role if any will the national or local Kenyan government(s) have?
KSKE does not receive government funding.


Can I donate anything else?
If you’re an artist, businessperson, restaurant owner, musician, athlete, or anyone else who would like to donate time, goods, or talent to help the children of Shihalia, please send us an e-mail. We will be happy to discuss giving opportunities that will also give you great publicity in our community.

What is the relationship between Orphans Heroes and KSKE?
Orphans’ Heroes is pleased to collaborate with Vincent Kwarula to build a well and build a school in the village of Shihalia. www.orphansheroes.org


Resources

Thank You

For several years now Vincent, with the help of private donors, has worked tirelessly to create opportunities for children in Kenya. The generosity of these individuals, and being able to witness first-hand its results serves as the inspiration of KSKE.


Orphans’ Heroes
KSKE is so grateful for the continued partnership with Jennifer Millett-Barrett, Orphan’s Heroes. She also shared many of her wonderful images on this site.

Lawson-Shelbred family
As the principal sponsor of the clean water project, Catherine Lawson has changed the lives of the inhabitants of Shihalia, by providing a well and electric pump. We also thank her children Liz and Perry for their energy and enthusiasm.

Millett-Barrett family
We thank them for their time, energy and goodwill.


John Jay High School
The World Awareness Program (SWAP) and the Environmental Club hosted an awareness and fundraising concert.

Increase Miller Elementary
Students embraced a bake sale for the cause.

Pine Walk Fair, Fair Harbor
Residents and visitors donated generously, and left with t-shirts and wristbands to raise awareness of the cause. Alice and Charlie Stewart organized a highly successful fundraiser. The community donated generously, and left with t-shirts and wristbands to raise awareness of the cause


This site was made possible with the help of many people. To each and all thank-you. 
In particular, we would like to mention Kim Kullmer, who helped with the design and programming, Jennifer Millett-Barrett who shot and provided the main images on the site, and the children of Shihalia Primary School who provided the inspiration.

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This site is dedicated to the memory of
Agnes Mutambi Ichingwa and Finny Muyeshi,
who selflessly worked to help the children of Kenya.