School Fees For Needy Children
The Kijani Kenya Trust assists with fees for the secondary education of a number of children who are selected because they are bright and prepared to work hard. Those who are capable are then supported through university.
In Naivasha the scheme, run by Sarah Higgins, currently sponsors 67 children.
One ongoing beneficiary, Innocent, is completing his medical degree at Nairobi University and has been accepted by Gertrudes Childrens Hospital to study paediatrics.
In the Mount Kenya area the programme has been operating since 2004 and is run by Joyce Gakanga. Currently 18 children are being sponsored through to University.
The Collier Trust, a UK charity, has added its support by providing funds for two local schools – helping with new classrooms school feeding , a library and computer room which is the first of its kind in the area.
Gataunyaga School has subsequently won prizes from both US AID and the Education Authority.
The Collier Trust has donated stg 76,000 / 9.8 million kshs for health and HIV/AIDS projects and stg 144,000 / 18.7 million kshs for education for needy children and students during the period 2004 and 2013.
The impact has been considerable.