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

Friday, June 24, 2016

2016 Scholarships. Now available to girls in Lower Yatta Secondary as well.

Thanks to the financial support that we received from The Rotary Club of Sunshine Coast-Sechelt, the parishioners of St. Hilda's Anglican church, and some private individuals we have been able to continue our scholarship program for 2016.

Even more encouraging, and rewarding for the donors, is that we have been able to increase the number of scholarships from 35 last year to 48.  The great news is that this year, for the first time, we have been able to offer scholarships at the all girl Lower Yatta Secondary school.  12 of the 48 scholarships are for Lower Yatta students.

In the past 4 years we have seen the new Lower Yatta Secondary school grow from no students to the 208 girls that now attend in the four forms.   Between Lower Yatta and Kyaithani Secondary there are now 280 girls and 97 boys enrolled in secondary school.

We'd love to be able to provide more scholarships (we only provide 48 for 377 students) and especially provide more scholarships for girls (we only provide 28 for 280 girls enrolled).

Hopefully we will be able to successfully spread the word about how the scholarship program is both helping the student recipients and also helping increase the overall academic achievement level of both schools.

We'd love to have you join our group of scholarship supporters.



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