ACE Africa - Kenya - 2016
Helping children to attend school
Ace Africa works in rural East Africa helping children and their communities to lead healthier, happier and self-sufficient lives through improved food and economic security, health, wellbeing and rights awareness.
ALMT and the Mac Bevan Foundation are helping children to attend school in Kenya, especially girls, in rural western Kenya by providing school uniforms, sanitary towels and counseling.
It is a common occurrence in Kenya that families cannot afford the expenses (uniform, sanitary pads, books and stationary) associated with schooling and therefore children from the poorest backgrounds miss out on the opportunity of receiving free primary school education. Ace Africa identifies the most needy children, through Ace Child-to-Child (CtC) Clubs, and provides orphans and vulnerable children with the school uniform and sanitary pads they require in order to be allowed to attend school leading to improved enrolment, attendance and retention in schools and improved academic standards.
Through funding from ALMT and the Mac Bevan Foundation 3,000 girls will be provided with sanitary towels who would otherwise not attend school 1 in every 4 weeks and 300 vulnerable children will be provided with school uniforms. Such simple items, often taken for granted in the West, are essential in rural Kenya in order for children to access the education they deserve.