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, March 8, 2018

New Ann Mwania Memorial Achievement Scholarships announced.

In  recognition of the great work that Ann did as founding Principal of Lower Yatta Girls Secondary School and her dedication to helping students strive to achieve their best academic results, we will be offering one "Ann Mwania Memorial Achievement Scholarship" in each of Forms 2, 3 & 4 at Lower Yatta Girls Secondary School.

All students at Lower Yatta Girls Secondary School are eligible.

The scholarships will be awarded to the one student in each of Forms 2, 3, & 4 who achieves the greatest improvement in their academic performance from the prior year.

The scholarship will be for Cdn$150, converted to Kenyan Shillings.

The donors hope that this set of annual Memorial Achievement Scholarships will keep Ann in the memory of the community, the students and everyone who knew this wonderful person too soon taken in the prime of her life.

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