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, October 11, 2019

Chatelech Interact Club donates $2100 for Scholarships

I am so happy to report that the students from the Interact Club of Chatelech Secondary School (in Sechelt BC Canada) have donated $2100 for scholarships for students in Kenya.

Some of the 30+ students in the Chatelech Interact Club

It is wonderful that these students in Canada decided to operate fundraising activities in order to help fellow students in Kenya whose families are unable to afford their school fees.

They chose to help others both locally and internationally.

There are 20,372 Rotary Interact Clubs around the world in 159 countries.  Interact Clubs bring together young people aged 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self.

We would welcome support of the Kyaithani Scholarship Program from other Interact Clubs.

Thanks Chatelech Interact Club!!


  1. You are very much welcome. We absolutely love this project and will continue to support it. 😊

  2. Thank you very much Chatelech Interact Club for your selfless act of contributing towards the scholarships for the Kyaithani Cluster schools.This is a great project and we as Lower Yatta Girls Secondary School really appreciate your effort. You have given hope to a number of girls who benefit from the scholarships. When you assist a student, you assist the whole family and by extension the community. It changes the life of that girl. May God bless you and the work that you are doing.
    We love you so much. I hope we can see you when we come to Canada.
    Thank you, keep it up!

    Bernice Wanjiru Karanja
    Principal, Lower Yatta Girls Secondary School