Access to education for children – Kenya

Charity:
ACE Africa

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.

Country

Kenya

Start Year:

2017

Run Time:

1 year

Participant Age:

6-11 years, 11-16 years

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What is Co-Funding?

Co-funding with the ALMT allows individuals, other Trusts and Foundations, and Companies to contribute funds directly to individual, vetted and approved, project partnerships. With fifteen years of experience awarding grants and working in partnership with children’s organisations around the world, the ALMT is best placed to support you in your philanthropy.

ALMT and the Mac Bevan Foundation are helping children to attend school in rural western Kenya, by providing school uniforms, sanitary towels, and counselling. It is a common occurrence in Kenya that families cannot afford the expenses (uniform, sanitary pads, books, and stationery) 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 as well as improved academic standards.

 

Through funding from ALMT and the Mac Bevan Foundation, 3,000 girls are being provided with sanitary towels who would otherwise not attend school 1 in every 4 weeks, and 300 vulnerable children are being provided with school uniforms. Such simple items, often taken for granted in the West, are essential in rural Kenya for children to access the education they deserve.

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