Our Education Committee mainly works in collaboration with KESHO-Kenya, a local organisation providing not just financial sponsorship, but a holistic approach to a student’s education. Secondary school is not free in Kenya and for many families, the cost of fees and materials puts secondary education out of reach. Many students in Kilifi drop out after Primary school and are effectively denied the right to an education and opportunities.
50 students achieve that education, which we believe is a right and not a privilege.
This year we presented a cheque for Ksh.491,926 which has allowed us to add students to our roster with KESHO-Kenya for the 2019 academic year.
We have in the past been able fund a number of Pwani university students to complete a KSL qualified sign language course.
Also in conjunction with the Kilifi Library Service and Moving the Goalposts, a local NGO, we regularly hold Literacy Days for any young child who wished to have a fun day reading with us.
Our main fundraiser is the annual Rotary Run/Walk for Education, a 5km loop from Karisa Maitha grounds in town, along Bofa Road and back. This year’s event is on 15th June 2019 and is open to everyone, regardless of age or ability. Entrance is Ksh 1,000/- and all funds raised go directly to pay for school fees and associated costs such as uniforms. For more information from Laura at gro.b1555706169ulcyr1555706169atori1555706169filik1555706169@ofni1555706169.