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

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Exam results and Letter of Appreciation from Kyaithani

Below is a letter that I just received from the vice-principal at Kyaithani Secondary.  it is very encouraging that the donations from all our donors to the scholarship program are showng results and benefiting the the students, school and community.
Thanks everyone for your support.
Regarding KCSE  Results 2016

Greetings all Donors

We have come to the end of first week of the new school year.  We are doing well with teachers and students having been settled for the much work ahead.

Allow me please to brief you on our KCSE results for 2016 (last year).  Out of our 42 students that were in Form 4, we have five who have scored  C plus and above and so they qualify for public universities admission mid this year.

As teachers, students and the entire Kyaithani community, we are all happy and excited by the results.

The most IMPORTANT thing about these results and in particular the five students who qualify for public universities admission is that, all have been recipients and beneficiaries of your scholarships all through since form one, save for one who joined the school in form three.

As we celebrate their good performance we feel Terry , Jan and the entire donors community need to be part of this celebration. We strongly believe to a great extend, this is as a result of your help and assistance through the scholarships that enabled the said to be in school, without which, probably they would not have made to this far or more precise, they would not have performed this marvellous.

We really take pride and honour in the good work you are doing with your team. Let all the donors understand, we value and appreciate their efforts and it is not in vain but it is transforming many lives, families livelihood and by extension, the community.

Lots of love and appreciation all from Kyaithani community

Eliud, Vice Principal Kyaithani Secondary School


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    1. Thanks for your positive remarks. In addition to the scholarship assistance that we are giving to secondary students at Kyaithani (mixed) Secondary Boarding School and Lower Yatta Girls Secondary Boarding School, we have also begun looking at potential ways to help students graduating from Secondary School to pursue further education - whether academic or vocational. We welcome input/suggestions and offers of potential assistance.