Photos above: On the left, New EIP student Juliana Nashipai dresses in her Lokusero Secondary School uniform ready to begin her studies. On the right, EIP students in their second year of high school; Elizabeth Moidi, Ruth Nasore and Margaret Shiro take a break from the books to pose.
Education is Power Headlines, March 26, 2015
EIP Welcomes Nine New Students
In Canada, September is the month where carefree summer days are replaced with the back to school hustle and bustle. However, January is officially the “back to school” month in Kenya. Our volunteers were very busy processing applications, paying school fees and generally making sure the transition for our new and continuing secondary school students went as seamlessly as possible.
As secondary school costs in Kenya and it is unattainable for many families, it is very exciting that we are able to help nine new students go to secondary school this year. All of the students selected to be sponsored by EIP showed a keen interest in furthering their education and bettering their families and communities. It will be exciting over the next four years to witness their growth with the opportunity to go to school.
You can read more details about our 4 students selected from the Kimende region and our 5 students from the Laikipia region on the News and Blog
Education has the power to change everything… Just imagine being born into East Africa where the average person earns $1.50 per day yet must pay $450 for one year of public high school or $2000 for one year of public university. So what happens if you are dedicated to create a better world but you are not born with the privilege to gain a higher level education? The answer is simple: Lack of opportunity equals the lack of ability to make changes that our world needs
Please help our East African students continue to study, develop confidence and have a chance at a better future for their families and communities.
“Through education, we are dedicated to develop the potential in disadvantaged East Africans who are committed to the sustainable development and natural conservation of Africa”. We achieve this by providing education opportunities to East Africans at East African secondary and post-secondary institutions – as well as by supporting African primary and secondary teachers to mentor their students to give back to their communities. (Français) (Español)
* Background image: An evening soccer match in Il Ngwesi, Laikipia North, Kenya (partner of EIP)