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

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Will you HELP TO SEND 135 STUDENTS TO NAIROBI for a one day field trip?

We are going to send some, and preferably all, of the 135 students and 12 teaching staff from Kyaithani Secondary School on a one day educational field trip to Nairobi.  To send the whole school will require 3 large buses.  The students would leave the school in Kyaithani before 6am for the 4+ hour drive to Nairobi and not return until after 9pm, so its a very long day.  To rent the 3 buses and provide the students with food and water during the day will cost $3600.

We have arrangements for September 20, (2012) as the day for this to happen.

Most of the students have never been far from Kyaithani and never to Nairobi!  They have never seen any of the animals that we all love to see on safari in Kenya.  We are planning for them to attend the one hour viewing of the baby elephants at the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage.  Then spend some time with the Rothschild Giraffes at the Giraffe Center.  And finish up with some time seeing the interesting displays at the Museum in Nairobi.

The principal of Kyaithani Secondary School is very excited at the prospect and thinks it will make a major difference in the lives and understanding of the students.

If you would like to help us make this happen with a donation, please click on the DONATE HERE button at the right.  Canadians will receive an immediate tax receipt for your donation.

We need your donation before September 7th to be able to finalize all arrangements.

Thanks for your interest in the students of Kyaithani and the future of the community.

Terry & Jan

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