Very few girls have access to tertiary training due to lack of finances in their homes. From a traditional perspective, many rural homes still give the sons priority to access education over their daughters.

The girls on the other hand are groomed for marriage and all the household responsibilities are pegged on the girl child. In the slum areas, a number of the girls who are unable to continue with their education are exposed to sexual activity that has predisposed many to HIV and pregnancies outside of marriage.

Very often, these girls are unable to provide basic needs for their children and this worsens the levels of poverty in the home.

Kianda Foundation, through the generous support of donors and well wishers continues to educate girls throughout Kenya through its schools, technical training centres and numerous outreach projects in vulnerable communities in Kenya and East Africa.

Now, times have become more difficult due to the COVID-19, and the students who come to our courses are still in a more vulnerable situation than before, we do not want to stop them from continuing with the technical skills that will help them come out of their financial difficulties.

We can proceed with their education using basic digital procedures through their phones. They are able to not only follow the theory classes but also the practical assignments, as they learn from a recorded demonstration by the teacher and they practice it at home, record it with their phones and send them back for marking.

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TOWARDS COMPLETION OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION FOR 500 GIRLS ALREADY ENROLLED FOR TRAINING COURSES AT KIBONDENI, KIMLEA AND TEWA TECHNICAL CENTRES

Towards this end, we have launched our biggest charity auction yet. The main auction is to be held in September (date to be announced). Proceeds from the initiative will go towards scholarships for 500 girls at the technical centres of Kibondeni (Nairobi), Kimlea (Limuru) and Tewa (Kilifi). Following the adverse effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, many students from all over Kenya are facing an unprecedented challenge of funding their education. We at Kianda Foundation have a firm believe in promoting the education and welfare of women in Kenya. With your kind assistance, we will be able to provide 500 scholarship to needy girls from over Kenya.

During this period before the main auction in September, we request people of good will to donate items that they do not need to go towards the auction. In addition, we are also asking people to bid for items already on offer. The highest bidder of an item will take it home.

We have prepared a comprehensive catalogue of the items already on offer with a reference number of the item and the current highest bid. To give items you do not need or request a copy of the catalogue and to bid for items kindly email: info@kiandafoundation.org