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Makuyu Education Initiative

Makuyu, 38, Kenya | http://www.moco2makuyu.org
Joined in May 2012

About Us

The Makuyu Education Initiative (MEI) began operations in July 2011 in Makuyu, Kenya. The mission of the Makuyu Education Centre is to provide underprivileged children with an opportunity to escape the vicious cycle of poverty by fighting malnutrition and other obstacles that can deter them from reaching their full potential. Many children in our program are orphans or have single mothers who are struggling to provide for their families. The Makuyu Education Initiative has recently transformed from a school into a children's home to better address the needs of the children. The children are taken care of at the children's home and sponsored to go to a local school. In addition, the children have access to healthcare, nutritious meals, tutoring, and other essentials aimed at improving their lives. By providing a basic meal, the children have an incentive to attend all their classes and do not have to learn on an empty stomach.

The Makuyu Education Centreis partnered up with a local private school in order to save costs on rent and to make it more convenient for the teachers. The program officially runs between the hours of 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM, however, due to the generosity of the private school, the children are also allowed to attend morning classes at no cost to the project. At 1:00 PM, the children of Makuyu Education Centre receive a basic lunch of corn and beans (or ugali) and at 2:00 PM they begin their studies.Transparency is one of the cornerstones of this organization. Because we are a 501(c)(3) certified corporation, and the donors are the ones improving the childrens' lives, we feel that you deserve to know exactly what is happening and how the donations are being used. Therefore, by signing up, we pledge to update you at least once a month with recent developments about the project. We also pledge to keep all our finances public, so you know exactly how your money is being used. Because we have taken steps from the beginning to make sure that our costs are as low as possible, even the smallest of donations count. 

The Makuyu Education Initiative (MEI) began operations in July 2011 in Makuyu, Kenya. The mission of the Makuyu Education Centre is to provide underprivileged children with an opportunity to escape the vicious cycle of poverty by fighting…

Areas of Focus Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Education

Location

  • Makuyu, 38
    KE

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