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, October 20, 2016

First Scholarship Recipients - what has happened after graduation?

We've been asked "what has happened to the original 9 scholarship recipients given in 2011.  I'm glad to be able to provide this positive followup report from the principal of Kyaithani Secondary School - although you will see that not all graduates have been able to successfully secure financing to pursue their post-graduation dreams:

Jambo Terry. 

We are grateful to all those who conceived/ have been financing the Scholarship program. It has had a lot of benefits to the beneficiaries, especially those from poor family backgrounds. 

Of the original 9 recipients:

- two are pursuing Degrees under the Government sponsored program. 
- one has just joined a Government college to train as a Primary school teacher. 
- one is undergoing a 3-year training to be a Nurse. 
- one is taking Accounts-based training.
- one has gone for a catering course. 
- one is taking Vocational training.

- one has been struggling to raise money to pay for a Degree under the self sponsored program. 

- one prays to get finances to train at the University as a High school teacher. 

God bless the donors. 

Regards. Kimali.

Please continue to support our scholarship fundraising.  In 2016 we were able to provide scholarships to 36 needy and deserving students in Kyaithani Secondary school and 12 in Lower Yatta Girls Secondary School.  We have just returned from visiting these schools in Kenya and can tell you that every one of the 410 students in these two schools are working very hard to get their education and every one of them comes from very poor families.  We could do so much more to help these young people if we had more donations to the scholarship fund.

Thanks for all you are and can do to help us help these students.


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