Sustainable impact is a key indicator of success in any of our projects. We value real, authentic change that is long-term, effective and relevant to our beneficiaries’ needs. We also strive to uplift the lives of the communities with work with without creating a sense of dependency. By sharing new knowledge and skills with children, teachers and parents in our cluster of project schools, we’re enlightening and empowering not only individuals but communities. This culture of learning is a solid foundation for lasting transformation.
The situation is no different in Kenya where despite high enrollment numbers, most children in the public primary system are learning in schools that lack basic resources and essential components for holistic and quality learning. Working with such schools in poor, rural communities has given us an opportunity to interact with amazing children who have great potential but are unfortunately likely to stagnate in life if they’re not equipped with knowledge and skills to help them grow and thrive socially and economically. If this situation is not addressed, children, families and communities will continue to lag behind socially and economically.
Nelson Mandela aptly described education as the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world. An educated community has the capacity and potential to drive positive and transformative change in society. This is why we chose to act and make a difference – one school at a time. By providing school lunches, water, books, learning aids, teacher training, infrastructure upgrades and life skills training; we’re ensuring disadvantaged children access higher quality education and actually learn. We do this because when one child achieves their potential, a family thrives. Imagine the impact when millions of children are given a chance to live productive and fulfilling lives.