Update: We moved the school and now have 100% control of our operations. That means the food is more nutritional, with the addition of porridge, tomatoes, milk, and cabbage to the meals. We now have a guard and locks to make sure all the children and supplies are safe. The quality of teaching is better. Many of the children successfully transitioned to public schools. Thus, we now have 16 new children that are between the ages of 3 to 6, and a full time teacher teaching them. Hopefully, sometime in the future, we'll have enough to build a kitchen, i.e. surround the fire pit with several boards and a small roof and build a small fence.
The Makuyu Education Centre is a school in the village of Makuyu, Kenya, committed to providing a cost-free education to over impoverished students who are otherwise unable to afford the costs of Kenya's public schooling, which includes uniforms, exam fees, etc. Some of the children are orphans and others come from single parent households. Some even survived famine, drought, and even the threat of militias. The Makuyu Education Initiative provides children with a free meal a day to make sure they don't learn on an empty stomach and to fight malnutrition. This initiative is local, accountable, direct, and efficient. We have a small, dedicated staff, none of whom receive a salary. All donations go directly to the school - be it providing meals, paying teacher salaries, or buying textbooks.
If you wish to make a donation to a charity, we ask that you choose us. Due to our lean size and committment to our mission, a donation to us will make a real, direct difference. All your donations will go to the children.
Our staff are thorough and impactful in tracking contributions to avoid losses from waste. We invite you to browse our website, visit the gallery, sign up to our newsletter, and donate if you find it within your heart and wallet to do so.
If you have money to spare, think about donating.
$1 goes a long way in Kenya. In fact, because of our accountable operations and low Kenya prices, $1 is enough to buy food for 4-5 days for one of the
children of the project. By signing up for this option, you will receive monthly updates about the progress of the project,
as well as pictures and updates on our big milestones.
We want you to feel involved.
You may ask, "how can I really be making that much of a difference paying only $1 a month?
The truth is, because of the way this program was set up, $1 a month makes a huge difference! For example, $1 is approximately enough to
pay for one whole week of meals for one child at the project.
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