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

Monday, August 27, 2018

2018 Scholarships awarded

We are very pleased to announce that for 2018, 64 secondary school scholarships and 3 vocational training bursaries have been awarded.  The total cost of these scholarships and bursaries was $11,400.

Thank you to our donors for supporting this scholarship program.  With your support, it has grown significantly from the 9 scholarships that we provided in 2011 when the scholarship program started.

Here is an extract from an email from the Principal of Kyaithani Secondary School:

It is with lots of pleasure to report that the amounts you wired have been received in the school account. 
We reiterate our commitment to apply the funds to the intended purposes for the good of the learners and the Kyaithani High school community at large. 

In my assessment and experience, the sponsorship program remains one of the best ongoing projects that the donors have brought to Kyaithani cluster. 

It is my prayer and humble request that more funds can be raised to increase the allocation as well as the number of beneficiaries, for the level of need is very deep in our society.
May all our donors feel appreciated, loved and recognized for their generosity, concern for and selfless service to humanity.



This year there were 44 girls and 20 boys who received a Secondary School scholarship, including the 3 special "Ann Mwania Memorial Scholarships" provided at Lower Yatta Girls Secondary School in honour of the original Principal who passed away so unexpectedly at the school in January of this year.

Thanks again everyone, and may I encourage everyone to again consider your participation in the scholarship program.  Your donations are changing the lives of these students and I am sure that the impact of more educated young people in this remote area of Kenya will be great in the coming years.

Asante Sana

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