WE Charity believes that investing in the education of girls is key to breaking the cycle of poverty. Yet girls lack the opportunity to go beyond primary education because of domestic obligations, family finances, early marriage and inadequate access to secondary schools. While primary education in Kenya is free, secondary education remains incredibly costly and largely out of reach for young people in our WE Villages partner communities.
Studies suggest that when girls are educated at secondary level, there is a positive, long-term impact, not only for the girl, but for her family and for the community. In order to educate and empower girls graduating from primary school, WE Charity opened Kisaruni Secondary School in 2011, which now has two campuses: Milimani and Oleleshwa.
Kisaruni is a place where the self-esteem of girls flourishes and they become empowered to lead with confidence. Kisaruni encourages its learners to build on their skills, work towards their goals and be active participants in their education. While the school follows Kenya’s national curriculum, Kisaruni also offers students unique lessons that promote community leadership and teach learners new skills, whilst always upholding Kenyan culture and traditions.
We invite you to invest in a young woman’s potential by providing a scholarship for all four years of her secondary school career. At a total cost of $10,000 or a $2,500 yearly installment, this scholarship provides a girl with a fully-funded educational experience and will cover items such as:
The young women from across the Maasai Mara who receive these scholarships are passionate about learning, determined to pursue higher education and committed to being a generation of young women with the ability to lead change in their communities.
Stay connected to the impact of your investment. Throughout a young woman’s high school career, you will receive updates including: a student profile, quarterly school newsletters, special updates from campus and a unique opportunity to meet the student you’re supporting when you attend her graduation ceremony in Kenya.