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WE EDUCATE AND FEED  DEPRIVED CHILDREN IN KENYA

PLEASE HELP US IF YOU CAN

 

THE NEED  

There are many under-privileged and often malnourished young children in Kenya. They spend their time helping their parents earn a meager living or begging and scrounging for food. Some children have no parents due to AIDS or other problems.

Going to school is simply not an option - they need to spend their day searching for food. And without education these children and their families cannot break the poverty cycle. The result is that disease and destitution continue for another generation.

the sOLUTION

KES school was started so that disadvantaged children can to go to school and be adequately fed so they can concentrate in class. It is situated in Likoni which is an outer suburb in southern Mombasa with a large slum area where there are many children of all ages who cannot attend school. 

KES is having an amazing impact on the children lucky enough to attend, but it is only touching the tip of the iceberg.

be part of the solution

At KES we are totally committed to helping hungry, disadvantaged children but we need your help to do this.

When KES started 5 years ago we advised donors that the cost of sponsoring a child was $NZ 300 per year. This included all school costs and a basic meal at lunch time. Sadly fe found that many children went to bed having had nothing to eat since their lunch at school. It is impossible for a hungry child to learn and they are now provided with breakfast and a more substantial and varied lunch. 

IT costs NZ $700 p.a. to feed and educate these children including $400 for food at an average cost of 85c per meal.

who are we?

The key person in our story is Noah Mweruphe who lives in Likoni.   

Noah has first-hand experience of what it is like to be brought up as a seriously deprived child in Kenya. You can read about Noah’s life in his own words here.

In 1992 Merle and Tony Ryburn, who live in New Zealand, sponsored Noah as a young lad to attend school and university after which he became a qualified teacher. 

Twenty years later in 2013 Noah set up KES school for underprivileged children with the help of other local Kenyans and Merle and Tony.

 You can read more about who we are here.

 

WE HAVE TEAMED UP WITH EDAID WHICH SHARES OUR PASSION FOR EDUCATING DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN IN AFRICA. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT EDAID CLICK HERE.