The success of our primary school lunch program means that more children than ever are finishing Class 8 primary school. In addition, more students than ever are meeting the end of primary school test (KCPE) scores to qualify for scholarships.
The Umoja Partnership is raising funds to close the gap between those who qualify and the number of children we can fund for secondary school (Kenyan high school).
Our goal this year is to send 158 children to high school. The Kenyan government funds some of the cost, but each child still pays an average of $250 for one year of secondary school. When we fund a Form 1 student in their first year of secondary school, we commit to funding for all four years, for a total of $1,000.
The Kenyans have continued to support 14 scholarships between local leaders, alumni, guardians, and the teachers union.
Your contribution provides a brighter future for students like Collins. After losing his parents, Collins joined the Umoja family in Class 6 (6th grade) and started receiving school lunch and other services. He is currently studying Electrical Engineering at Kisumu National Polytechnic. Collins explained that he became grateful for the holes in his roof because it allowed some light to come in: "God brings us the moon, so we can study."
You can bring light and hope to motivated Kenyan students who lack resources to continue their education beyond eight years of school.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if every Umoja scholar could attend high school?
Can you help us meet our goal?