Extreme poverty and the AIDS pandemic ravaged rural western Kenya. In many schools, as many as 50% of the students have lost one or both parents to AIDS or other diseases. Surviving family members struggle to provide even basic necessities for the children.
Umoja means “unity” in Kiswahili and the Umoja Project brings together congregations, schools and families from both Indiana (USA) and Chulaimbo, Kenya, to respond to the needs of Chulaimbo’s vulnerable children.
The main focus of the Umoja Project is to keep the children in school, since education is critical to a better future. The Umoja Project provides a range of services including school tuition and uniforms, school lunch programs, and feminine hygiene products to ensure that over 3000 children can remain in school. The Umoja Project is a community-wide effort of teachers, pastors, and household guardians who support these children through school and into stable employment.
For more information, please visit our website.
$5 goes a long way to help a child stay in school! Students can't perform well if hungry -- $5 buys 40 school lunches. Girls can't attend school during their periods without necessary supplies, and $5 buys a 6 month supply of sanitary towels. Students need lamp kerosene to do their homework, and $5 buys a year's supply. Students must have a uniform, and $5 covers the half the cost of a uniform.
What To Bring
School supplies are always needed: pens, pencils, notebooks, etc. Books (used or new) and reasonable quality clothing can always be used.
Do you like what this project is doing? Add a comment and share your review with others. Sign In now to review and comment.No reviews yet. Be the first one to review