Kenya, 2007: a tribal clash erupted over the result of a political election, leaving hundreds of families displaced from their homes and facing the long, hard journey to rebuild their lives from nothing. Many were promised government funding to help their efforts but the payments never came. The Kianda Foundation, an established non-profit in Nairobi that is committed to helping women and families lift themselves out of poverty, has helped more than 200 families who were victims of the clash by purchasing land and successfully relocating them to live there. Those 200 acres in the Kipipiri division of the Nyandarua District, is now called "Wanjohi Farm."
Program Title: Scholarship program for girls living on Wanjohi Farm
Location: Wanjohi Farm, Kenya
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Scholarship program for girls living on Wanjohi Farm
Partnering with Kianda Foundation, Foundation SCA is supporting an initiative that is giving girls living in Wanjohi Farm the chance to continue their education after it was so violently interrupted. Convinced that education is key to raising these young women from poverty, SCA grants scholarships to those in need who demonstrate commitment to their studies. Foundation SCA focuses on long-term goals and ensures that recipients have the necessary funding not only to begin or continue, but to complete their studies, be it certification from a technical training school, or graduation from high school.
By giving these young women the necessary tools of education and expertise, we enable them to become productive self-governing citizens, with a understanding of their personal responsibility in the social, civic, political, economic, and moral decisions that shape their own lives. We empower them to reverse their plight—and those of numerous generations to come—because of the multiplying effect that they have on their families and communities.
Please click here for more information about Wanjohi Farm and about Kianda Foundation.
Total number of people impacted: 180
Total number of scholarships being granted: 20
Scholarship cost per student: $570
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