Rusinga island is based in the south West of Kenya. With a 40% HIV infection rate, a generation of children are growing up without support and the necessary income to access basic primary education.
We see a future where children living here have the opportunities to learn, play, remain healthy and fulfil their potential by attending school.
Without the school, due to rampant levels of poverty and the impact of HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, the majority of our pupils would not be in a position to access education at all.
The Alekii kindergarten school for children aged 4-9 is run by a committee of local (Kenyan) educators and community workers who up until now have been funding the project themselves through their own donations and welcoming international volunteers to teach at the school.
Land owned by a retired teacher with over thirty years experience has been allocated for the school where 110 children are given free or heavily subsidised education. Lessons include maths, English, social studies and physical education.
The focus is on quality, which has been reflected in excellent exam results where several of the students placed in the top ten for their age group across the whole district.
Priority access is given to girls to ensure access to education for all is met, and a food programme is currently being developed in conjunction with local partners to meet the children's nutritional needs.
110 pupils, many who lost their parents to HIV, face a future without education, face a future without education since they cant afford school fees. Their destiny is not bright due to lack of poverty. Please support us to enhance their future by H.E.L.P.I. N. G (providing, Hope, Education, Love and Protection through Inspiration Goals (HELPING) is a project that aimed to support young orphans at Alekii Centre Kenya to start raising Goats, Sheeps and Cows as away of income generating activity to support their basic needs.