Become a scholarship Supporter

In 2011 we started providing scholarships for the 9 top achievers at the only secondary school in the Ndandini area. In 2019 we have now increased that to 66. There are now 410 desperately poor students at Kyaithani and Lower Yatta Secondary Schools striving to get an education so they can better their lives. Can you help us increase the number of scholarships that we provide?
$300 is the cost for school fees, a uniform and books for a child for a year. We provide a $150 per year scholarship to the top students based on their academic achievement. We are looking for donations in any amount.
Donors to the scholarships will be able to follow our progress on this blogspot as we post information about the children being sponsored, photos and letters.
100% of the donations received go to the students and the Board of Governors accounts to us for the funds. There are no deductions for fundraising or administration.
Like the students and their parents, we know that without an education there is little hope for them to make a better life for themselves.

Unlike in Canada, families in Kenya have to pay school fees and provide uniforms and books in order for their children to attend high school. Many children are forced to drop out because, with family incomes of less than $1/day, their families cannot afford to pay the school costs.

Donations in any amount will receive a tax receipt (for Canadian income tax returns).
CLICK HERE to donate.

We have a proven track record of successful projects in the Ndandini and Kyaithani area since 2007. For more information about all our projects in Ndandini visit

Watch a YouTube summary of all our work at Ndandini since September 2007 by clicking HERE .
For more information about the scholarship program contact me at .

Terry Umbach

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Making Progress Slowly

As of the first half of January, it looks like enrollment at the Kyaithani secondary school this term will be about 125 students.  This is a bit higher than expected due to two factors: (1) the cost of boarding school is rising making that even less possible for the poor people of the Ndandini area, and (2) the "short rains" of November and December have once again failed which is leading to food shortages and will have a negative impact on family income.

The good news is that so far our fund has attracted enough donations to allow us to provide for 9 scholarships.  About 5 of these are a result of donations through this site.  The congregation at St.. Hilda's Anglican church in Sechelt BC has once again shown their generosity and support for the people of Ndandini and has raised $900 to provide three additional scholarships.  Thank you St. Hilda's - your support for the greenhouse at the Ndandini Priimary School and now your support of the scholarship program at the high school is wonderful!

Keep watching for more information as we move forward with the program.

Terry & Joan

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