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, November 17, 2013

New Group from Canada Visits Kyaithani Secondary School

September saw a very exciting day at Kyaithani Secondary School in Kenya.  A group of 9 people from Canada came to see all the project work that has been done in the Ndandini area since 2007, to meet the villagers and students, and spend time some quality time with their now new friends.

Valerie Brown from Sechelt brought some of her Mant Famiily grandsons.  One of them, Chris, told us that they brought along 20 soccer balls which they had collected from the Burlington Soccer Club and they also brought some uniforms for the students.  What a surprise for the kids!  A great soccer game ensued between the Canadian young men and the students.  It will long be remembered by everyone!

Sammy Masila, the vice-principal of Kyaithani Secondary School, said "I want to register my appreciation to the Mant family through the golden lady - Valerie. It was a great honour to see part of your family visiting us at Kyaithani Secondary School in Kenya. We were struck by your happiness and exciting smiles.  The memories are still very fresh.  The gifts were amazing.  The ladies liked all the ornaments.  Our football players look wonderful in those t shirts.  You and the Mant family are great friends of ours.  Greetings from the students and teachers. God bless the family. Thank you Valerie."

Valerie replied "Our family continue to talk about our visit.  We will never forget the welcome given to us by all of you.  Your special school remains in our hearts."

The leader of the group, Debbie Riczu from Sechelt BC, told us that their visit to Ndandini village and Kyaithani Secondary School was the highlight of their trip to Kenya and that everyone is eager to go back.

We encourage all our donors and sponsors to consider a trip to Kenya for a fantastic safari and a visit to Ndandini and Kyaithani Secondary School.  It will be one of your most memorable trips of your lifetime. 

Terry & Jan

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