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

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Letter from Alex - a teacher at Kyaithani Secondary School

Here is a recent letter we have received.  It is very interesting and shows how much the students are anticipating the arrival of potable water at their school and how they are thinking about how they can help get more food grown in their village.

Alex also mentions the teachers' desire to take some of the students into Nairobi on a field trip to expose them to the city and to see some of the very informative and potentially life-changing attractions such as the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, the Giraffe Centre and the Bomas of Kenya.  We think that would be great.  Perhaps this is another thing that our donors could support?  Let me know your thoughts ( ).


"Its amazing and wonderfull to learn about life in canada. I wonder how you survive in such an hostile climate?Then you must find kenya too hot! such climatical conditions are part of what we teach our students and to them and even us it sounds mystery.
Its now 13.05 pm and our students are out for lunch. part of whom have found themselves in the photos in the computer have not believed it.Very soon you will be receiving emails from our students who are eargerly learning the computer.
The tanks have been installed in the school and from the water we are expecting to get, the students have suggested that we plant vegetables to supplement their diet.
The beneficieries of the scolarships are doing quite well in their academics and as teachers we have high expectations on their performance.
we have plans to take our students for a trip in Nairobi to expose them to some places like museum, animal orphanage, bomas of kenya and other place we feel relevant. our prayers is that our parents will be able to finance the trip.
We are lucky to have a very supportive and loving principal who ever since has offered guidance to both the students and teachers. We are in the process of registering our first candidates for the National examination. Hows the education system structured in Canada?this will be their final exam afterwhich those who qualify will be selected to join universties late next year.
The research I did recently using the computer was based on the school based chalenges that affect performance in the primary school sector in my district. I will send it to you and you get to know the hindrances to good performance among the pupils in our place.
I guess its at night in canada when we are enjoying sunshine here and therefore I wish you a well continued sleep. Thanks and God bless you"
Alex Musembi, Kyaithani Secondary School teacher

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