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.
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)