In Kenya, the government only provides education through the eighth grade. In order to attend secondary school students are required to take a National Exam (KCPE) that determines their education track. If students do well enough on the test, they must then come up with hundreds of dollars in order to pay for uniforms, tuition, and books required for high school. Many families make less than $1 day. Essentially, if a child is born to an underprivileged family, their chances of receiving the education they need to earn a living wage job are significantly lower or non-existent.
Positive Activism is teaming up with KenyaHELP, an educational nonprofit, in a fundraising campaign to send Kenyan kids through school. Through donations, KenyaHELP pays for the fees of those students that would otherwise not be able to afford them. KenyaHELP works directly with their students in Meru, helping them to learn the skills they will need in order to achieve their dreams. A perfect example of KenyaHELP in action is encapsulated in this video.
Because it works. By design, KenyaHELP has zero overhead cost. Meaning that 100% of donations received go directly to the kids that need them. Donations are converted into real things the students need, like reading lamps, clothes, books, and tuition.
And, by working directly with the students in Kenya, the 501 c3 certified nonprofit ensures that they are getting the education and treatment that they deserve.
As Kenya wraps up its most recent election, stories of violence and political unrest are beginning to appear. People are frustrated with their government and the endemic poverty. The answer is education. Knowledge is indeed power, and by paying for the education of these deserving children, we are empowering them to make a positive change in their homeland.
Join the Cause
1. Please click the “Donate” button below to go directly to our fundraising page.
2. Please like, share, and spread the news to those who will join us! The more supporters – the better.
3. Talk about the problem. Once you’ve donated and shared us with your friends, don’t stop talking about it. Simply by having meaningful conversations about these issues, you are having an impact!
The campaign will conclude at the end of April