As you may recall, Kibera is the largest urban slum in Kenya. Living conditions there are horrendous - severe overcrowding, no running water, raw sewage in open trenches. There is a pervasive sense of hopelessness. I have walked through Kibera. I have seen it firsthand. I sat with a family in their home and learned about their lives. That's why I am so eager to do my small part to help. Little Rock Inclusive Early Childhood Education Centre, on the other hand, is an oasis for the disadvantaged children of Kibera, providing a host of programs that give the kids a chance at education and a better life
Last year, we raised the entrance fees to send the first class of Little Rock Scholars to University. Our program was successful and you can see updates on the by browsing the updates in last year’s fundraiser site. The students are succeeding at universities, committed to contributing to their community, and very grateful for our help. Without Little Rock and your help, these students would be on the streets struggling to survive. Because of your support, they are in universities around Kenya, learning skills to lift themselves and their communities out of poverty. It is amazing. Thank you again for your help.
This year, ten Little Rock Scholars graduated from secondary school and qualified for university in Kenya. Recall from last year that the Kenyan government, via it’s HELB program, will fund nearly an entire university education for deserving students. These students must only pay the required entrance fees which amount to $500 per student. Unfortunately, for these students from Kibera, that money is out of reach. EPN, through this program, is looking to fill that gap. For $5000, we can change these ten deserving students’ lives by giving them the gift of a university education.
On March 26, we will launch this year’s fundraiser, introducing the students as we did last year. Please look out for our email and posts next week, and please help if you can. We know our program works. Thanks for your help. And if you can’t wait for next week, you can always donate here and your contribution will be included in our fundraising totals.