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Less than 50% of children in Sub Saharan Africa ever get the chance to read or write in primary school. Children like Faith, who came to us at 4 years old.

Getting Faith ready for school

Faith was brought to our Lewa Children’s Home in Eldoret, Kenya at the beginning of this year after her family were unable to look after her. Painfully small and quiet when she first arrived, Faith is now slowly settling into her new life, learning about colours and shapes and getting ready to go to school, thanks to Phyllis Keino our founder of Lewa Children’s home.  She believes in the power of education to break the cycle of poverty so many children are born into.

With our help, she makes sure every child at Lewa has the opportunity to go to school.

“If I can help the children with their dream of going to school, I have done something.”

Unlike here in the UK where education is free, children in Kenya have to pay to go to school. For orphans and children from poor families, this can make getting an education almost impossible.

Phyllis is only able to make this important difference to so many lives with our support. The donations we raise help Phyllis to fund school fees which are compulsory in Kenya, as well as uniforms, school shoes and other basic equipment the children need to be able to go to school.

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This year, we’ve already helped over 600 children get ready for school.

Our work with schools

• In Burundi – one of the poorest nations on earth, we run three schools alongside our partners CAPE. The Murazaka school is funded entirely by us and provides free education, safe refuge and normality for 250 of the most vulnerable children

• In Rwanda we work with the Imizi Children’s Centre to school and home Rwanda’s street children, transforming their futures and are so proud to have 5 of the children we support graduate from university and 3 others set to follow in their footsteps this year

Your gift

Just £9 is all it costs to support a child to go to school each month in Kenya. With enough regular donations, we can scale up to building and equipping an entire classroom for children in Burundi at a total cost of less than £8,000. Imagine the difference your donation could make to the lives of children.

To help us respond to the needs of our partners in Africa effectively, we treat all donations we receive as unrestricted and your donation may be use to contribute to this or one of our other projects, including associated admin costs. We promise to use your donation for the maximum benefit of the communities we serve through the provision of education, food and healthcare. 

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