Scholarships


Extreme inequality and poverty are common in East Africa, especially among children. Lack of education will continue and deepen these miserable conditions. We wish to make a contribution so that these disadvantaged children have equal opportunities for a richer personal development. We support therefore children, in particular girls, with scholarships of about 250 Euro per year to open up for them access to Secondary Schools and to enable them to eventually graduate from these schools. The scholarships serve to finance school fees, school uniforms, learning material and accommodation costs of boarding schools. The children are selected in cooperation with ChildFund Kenya, the local schools and communities according to the following criteria: need (e.g. orphans or vulnerable children of single mothers) and the prospective ability to finish the school with success. Currently, we support 32 children by this way in the areas Mutonga (near Mount Kenya) and Kendu Bay (in the region Nyanza, Lake Victoria). We intend to expand the range of this support, possibly also in form of scholarships for vocational training or university education after the children have graduated from secondary school. One graduated scholar gets already support for her certificate training in Early Childhood Development.