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, September 11, 2011

Scholarship Fund reaches a Milestone!

I am so happy to report that with the donation just received from Barb & Ivan Strom (retired teachers) we now have 9 funded scholarships for the coming year - as many as we provided last year!  Thanks to everyone who has helped us reach this milestone already.

Now the challenge is - how many scholarships can our growing community of donors and humanitarians provide for this coming year?

Kyaithani Secondary School has about 120 students, most from families struggling desperately to keep their child in school.  The Ndandini and Kyaithani area is suffering from the same drought and famine conditions that you are seeing on TV in Eastern Kenya where the camp is for the Somalian refugees.  Having been to Ndandini and Kyaithani several times a year since 2007, I can verify that trying to live there is most difficult.  With average family incomes of only $1/day, it is extremely difficult for a parent to put any of their children through school.

Thanks again for all your help as we try to help these very needy villagers and students.


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