Many parents in Obunga do not see education as a top priority as a result of alcohol and drug misuse while others cannot afford to pay fees for their children. Primary school education in Kenya is free, however pre-school education is not. This means that many young children below the age of six years cannot access pre-school education since their parents are unable to pay school fees. The children also lack basic things like books, pens, uniforms, shoes, lunch and medicine. We are committed to giving these children the best education that will enable them to enhance their lives and break the vicious circle of poverty they live in.
Our goal at Akili is to provide good quality early childhood education and care to the children living in Obunga slum and make it a center of excellence serving children in need. We endeavor to provide school supplies like books, pens & pencils, crayons, uniforms, one meal a day (lunch), toys, vocational bible study materials (VBS) and other school supplies for these children and to find sustainable ways of paying salaries for our teachers so that Akili becomes a tuition free school increasing access to education for the needy and vulnerable children living in Obunga slums.
This project will help over 90% of the children in Obunga slum to access quality education for free, get school supplies and uniforms, and get one nutritious meal a day leading to improved performance. This will also benefit the community through reduced crime and also increase the incomes of the children when they reach adulthood thereby enabling them to break the vicious circle of poverty that they currently live in. This project will also provide jobs for women as teachers empowering them to take care of their families. Currently the school employees 4 female teachers. With your support we can provide the children with opportunities that would have otherwise eluded them.
1. We are seeking for funds to support Akili School feeding program for the children. $5 can feed 10 children one meal a day (lunch) for one day. $25 can feed 10 children one meal a day for one week (5 days). The lunch program ensures that all children get one nutritious meal a day even those who would have missed at home improving their concentration and performance in class.
3. Donations for 2 new classrooms for the next school year 2014; our target is to raise $ 1,800, towards building 2 classrooms in fall this year in readiness for admission of 2nd graders in January, 2014. Any donation, small or big is welcome.
4. We are looking for volunteers who can organize book and supply drives for the school, mission and volunteer trips to Kenya to teach the children and train our teachers, and raise funds for the project in order to meet its goals of transforming the lives of children in Obunga through education.
God bless you as we join hands to help the children in need.
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