The impact of education on young people in developing countries is profound.
Girls who stay in school gain an education, which can delay early marriage and childbearing. They are better able to earn income, provide for their families and invest money back into the community. Boys escape a lifetime of subsistence farming and manual labor helping to break the cycle of poverty.
Each year, students in the 8th Grade at the Konditi Primary School take a national exam that, to a large extent, determines their future. The results are used to rank students both locally and within the district. Students who rank very highly may be selected for a national scholarship to attend high school.
But for most bright students, these scholarships are out of reach. The burden of paying for further education falls on their parents, relatives or caregivers. For most, any further education is an impossible dream.
In 2013, with the help of generous donors, I-KODI initiated a scholarship program that provides financial support to students to attend high school. Selection is based on assessments provided by the local I-KODI Kenyan team, which gathers information on students, including test scores and family vulnerability.
The program had a humble beginning. We began by sponsoring a single student, Calvince. He has since gone on to finish high school and recently earned his Batchelor’s degree (with High Honors) in Chemistry. Calvince is now pursuing a Master’s degree.
Now in its 7th year, the scholarship program provides tuition support to 97 students who currently are enrolled in local and regional high schools. Half of these scholarships are awarded to bright and motivated girls.
There are currently more deserving students in the community. By helping to sponsor a student to attend high school, your donation provides a lasting investment not only in their future, but in the wellbeing of their families and the stability of the entire community.
We invite you to join us in helping to secure the future for these deserving students.
What your donation provides:
$500 provides all expenses (tuition, room, board, uniforms, books, stationary) for a student to attend high school for 1 year.
$2,000 provides a student with a full high school education for 4 years at a local or regional high school.
How to make a donation
By clicking Donate Now, you will be directed to a secure online donation page managed by The Hitchcock Foundation, the fiscal agent for I-KODI.
Simply fill in your name, the amount of your donation and indicate “I-KODI” as the name of the program. 100% of your donation will be directed to I-KODI. Secure payment can then be made by PayPal as directed.
All donations will be processed through the Hitchcock Foundation and are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Your generosity is deeply appreciated.