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Photo:  EIP’s Robyn Penfold with students on the up to 11km (one way) daily trip to Chumvi Primary School in Kenya. EIP is aiming to establish a dorm and/or bicycle program in this area to ease student’s journey time to school.

 Education is Power Headlines, June 14, 2014  

Education is Power Co-founder Dave Cuddy will have to wait until the October issue of Canadian Living magazine to see if he won the Me to We – Canadian Living Educator Award.  He feels very honoured to have been one of the three finalists in this Canada wide award.  The timing of the magazine article will coincide with the annual North American wide We Day youth empowerment events organized by Me to We (Free the Children charity). Voting for the award closed June 6th. Thank very much to all those who voted. To see last years winners go to www.metowe.com/awards.

  • EIP Director Dave Cuddy plans for his return to Kenya this August. He will participate in a series of meetings and conduct evaluations and research for the development of EIP. He is seeking dedicated Canadians to join him and complete an internship.
  • EIP’s first Tanzanian student Dennis Mbulu makes a total of 36 African students that EIP has supported since starting in 2008
  • Awareness and fundraising for EIP continues at primary and secondary schools in British Columbia and Ontario as our Volunteer for Africa campaign marches on.
  • EIP Kenyan students were on a month break in April-May and  engaged in community volunteer work along with EIP tutoring sessions.
  •  So far in 2014 EIP  held a successful awareness events in Kimende, Kenya, Perth ON, Canada, and was the guest of honour at the annual multicultural show at John Oliver Secondary School in Vancouver, Canada.

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eipmeetingwithbannercroppedPhoto:  Education is Power committee at our Kenyan fundraiser February 10, 2013 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 attend the May 2014 intake.

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 Mission of Education is Power: 

“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)