Book bag and books
Help a student thrive!
It is estimated that over 10% of the country's children are orphans. The country's capital city of Nairobi offers opportunity, but it is also home to some of the worst slums in Africa where children face great poverty and disease. There are more than 250,000 people living in the Kawangware slum, just outside Nairobi, and most of them live on less than $1 a day. The unemployment rate is staggering, HIV/AIDS is rampant and the community does not have the proper resources to help.
Owning school supplies gives a Kenyan child a sense of pride and helps instill an eagerness to continue learning.