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Funding and Goods for Education to Orphans and Adults in Kenya

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Hillary Mainga Foundation

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

The Hillary Mainga Foundation mainly operates in the rural areas of the Busia and Bungoma counties in Kenya.
For our current project, we hope to benefit mainly orphans, vulnerable children and adults.

Our aim is to provide everybody, children and adults alike, the chance to receive quality education and the literacy skills necessary to provide for themselves and improve their lives.

What is your project and how will it help?

Our first project involves the provision of education to orphans and vulnerable children in the rural villages of Kenya.
The project will support the orphans to receive education in 7 different village nursery schools namely the Bumala Village Orphan Nursery School, Isongo Village Orphan Nursery School, Sitoto Village Orphan Nursery School, Buriya Village Orphan Nursery School, Busibula Village Orphan Nursery School, Musire Village Orphan Nursery School and the Bukhwaku Village Orphan Nursery School all situated in the Busia County of Western Kenya.

Our second project is the Adult Education project. Similarly, we will support the provision of education to adults in 7 different Adult Education Learning Centers in the aforementioned villages.

We intend to build education centers in said villages to accommodate all the children we plan to enroll into our program and expand to providing education for primary and even up to secondary school level. Part of these buildings will also serve as learning centers for Adult Education project. The current nursery school children will take 3 years to graduate and join primary school, so we plan to prepare early and put up buildings for the primary school level.

This will be a continuous project because we plan to be admitting new orphan students every year as others graduate and move to primary school. The Adult Education project is expected to last for 2 years for every class where we will identify adults who will also enroll and undergo a 2 year program. In other words, this will be a continuous project lasting for 2 years for every class/group before a new lot is admitted.

We believe that the orphan education project will help provide many orphans the education they deserve and need to lead a good life in the future while the Adult Education project will help adults acquire the necessary literacy skills for undertaking more complex work. Also, we believe the project will help spur development of said rural areas in Kenya, subsequently improving the living conditions of rural people.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

People can partner with us by donating items such as books, pens, school uniforms, charts, blackboards, shoes, food, building materials or financial assistance. People can also come in as volunteer teachers and volunteer social workers.

Please detail the resources that you need.

For this project Hillary Mainga Foundation needs US$131,500

1. Books for 2,000 orphans at US$1 per child (US$2,000)
2. Pens for 2,000 orphans at US$1 per child (US$2,000)
3. School uniforms for 2,000 at US$10 per child (US$20,000)
4. Food for 2,000 orphans at US$1 per child per day (US$2,000)
5. Books for 500 adults at US$1 per person (US$500)
6. Building materials – 1,000 roofing sheets at $14 per sheet (US$14,000)
– 7,000 bags of cement at $13 per bag (US$91,000)
Grand total – US$131,500

We would also need donated items such as books, pens, school uniforms, charts, blackboards, shoes, food, and building materials.

Other building materials and labor will be provided by the community members.

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Partnership types

Project funding; Provision of services / personnel; Provision of goods

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Kenya

Global issues

Children, youth and family welfare; Community development; Education and training


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