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, December 6, 2019

A Scholarship for a needy Kenya student is a GREAT Christmas Gift with Long Term Benefits

As we all enjoy the coming of the Christmas festive season, and many of us prepare for giving gifts to our family and friends, it's also a time to think of those who are much less fortunate than we are.

A great gift is to help provide scholarships for students in Kenya whose families cannot afford to pay for school fees for their children to attend secondary school.

We have been providing $150 scholarships for secondary school students within the Kyaithani Cluster of schools in Eastern Kenya (which is far off the tourist circuit) since 2011.  Last year we provided 66 scholarships.

If we are to be able to again provide 66 scholarships, we still need $6000 in donations for the coming year.  Ideally, we would like to increase the number of scholarships as there are almost 400 secondary school students, all of whom come from very poor subsistence farming families in a drought stricken area of Kenya that is subject to food shortages every year.

If you can help us in any amount it would be very much appreciated by the students and their families.

Click on the DONATE tab to the right and you can charge your donation to your credit card.  If you are a Canadian resident, you will get an immediate tax receipt.

Thanks for your help and interest.

Terry, Jan & Tanya

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