At the secondary school level, Kenyan students and their families pay school fees to cover tuition, boarding activities, meals, activities, books, school uniforms, exams and medical. This comes to around 60,000 Kes, about $600, annually. At primary school level, the government pay for tuition and parents cater for uniform, books, exams that total to about $20 usd annually. We are currently supporting 60 students in primary, secondary and universities.
By supporting youth in their secondary education, sponsors give young Kenyans a fighting chance to pull themselves out of poverty and create a viable living for their families. The project aims at giving children from the disadvantaged background a right to education, giving them an opportunity to reach their full potential.
10 years ago, we started Sports for Change, a charity that combines the passion for sports and desire to increase access to quality education for underprivileged youth. In the years that followed, more and more people who had a passion for change joined our cause helping us raise
We have helped more than 5,000 students indirectly by supporting their schools and 60 students directly by paying their secondary school fees.
Five of our students are pursuing their career dreams in different colleges and universities.
5 have graduated and are now working. Our desire is to assist more students to access quality education and we need you to join hands with us and be part of this great cause
Whilst primary school in Kenya is free, secondary school is not, and so even the most promising & bright kids from poor background can miss out on secondary school. Our aim is to provide sustainable support to these kids to take them through to the end of secondary school and beyond. We are currently raising money for next year’s fees, ensuring that we grow in a way that does not let any of our kids down in the future.
Students who have completed college
Beth graduated June 2017 and she is now working.
Her mother is unemployed, she depends on casual labor that she does in their neighborhood. She joined Sports For Change after the sponsor who was sponsoring her education dropped her in form 2. She stayed at home desperate to go back to school. She applied for sponsorship in our program and was accepted.
She was accepted back in Githunguri Girls where she completed her secondary school education. She sat for the 2012 Kenya Certificate of Secondary School (KCSE) and enrolled at Thika Institute of Business Studies to study Food Hotel and Catering Management.
She graduated and attained a diploma. She has worked in several ,guest houses hotels and lodges including Kibo Safari Camp, a luxury lodge in Amboseli Natioonal park. She is now working in a guest house in Malindi.
He lost his parents when he was very young. He lost his dad when he was in class one and his mom when he was in class eight.
He worked hard at school and passed well, but he could not join form one as he had no one to cater for his school fees. He had to do casual jobs to feed himself and his siblings. Due to the hardship, he at some point contemplated committing suicide.
A local teacher in his village connected him to Sports for Change who paid his fees from form one until he graduated with diploma in Structural and civil engineering. He is currently employed as an Engineer.