Education is Everything in Kenya
Education is everything in Kenya, especially in rural communities like The Mau Forest. We visited Tenkes School in May 2016, where we worked with the students and teachers to build 20 desks, plant 75 trees, built a new kitchen to feed the students, and donated soccer balls to the kids. It was a beautiful day in the highlands of The Mau.
5 Students Per Desk
With 300 students, a lot of desks are needed, and the kids at Tenkes School were sitting 5 students per desk. At our fundraiser, A Taste of Kenya, we were able to fundraise to build 20 new desks for the students, allowing them to spread out and learn better. The trees had to be cut down and the wood had to be planed in order to get the right sizes. It was quite the endeavor! Special thanks to Tenkes School for hosting us for the day and being so generous.
While at the school, our team was able to learn how to do beadwork with the Maasai women. We interacted with the students, many of whom come from families that make less than $1 each day. The challenges when it comes to education are incredible, and it is not often that humanitarian groups can get to the most rural areas of Kenya.
The Mau Forest is losing trees, so to replace the trees we used for the desks and the kitchen, our team planted 75 new trees with the students. Trees bring water to The Mau Forest, and this area of Kenya has experienced drought over the decades.
As I said, education is everything Kenya, and your contribution of $5 keeps 5 of our students in school for a day! We are currently sponsoring 27 students in Kenya from 8 different communities.
100% of your donation goes to the school fees.