The United Nations ‘Convention on the Rights of the Child’ recognises education as a fundamental legal right for every child, a principle also echoed in the constitution of Kenya. However, despite these provisions, education continues to be a privilege accessible to only a fortunate few, more so in rural Kenya.
Limited resources, inadequate infrastructure, and a shortage of educators fuel the scarcity of quality education, which casts a dark shadow over these beautiful landscapes.
Thousands of young talents brimming with potential are denied the chance to flourish, broaden their perspectives, and fulfil their aspirations. The absence of avenues that could unleash their potential forces them to depend on livelihoods tied to limited natural resources.
With our Angaza Programme, which means ‘illuminate’ in Kiswahili, we hope to turn the tide. Angaza aims to empower gifted yet underprivileged children, igniting the spark that will light up their paths and transform their lives and those of their community.
As a trusted local resource for the communities of northern Kenya, Lewa admits 50 new high school students into the bursary programme each year. Without scholarships, many of these children are unable to attend high school or tertiary institutions. This is because a significant number of students come from farming and pastoralist communities that have been severely impacted by prolonged and severe droughts over the last few years.
To support Angaza, click here.
save A Mind Scholarships
Founded in 2003, the Save A Mind, Give A Choice education program supports the education and lives of extremely disadvantaged children. This includes full payment of education fees as well as providing food, accommodation, school supplies, counselling and career mentoring. This program is supported by Kathy and Peter Linneman and their friends. To date, it has supported over 400 students, including roughly 160 currently. This effort supports children from grade school through graduate school (as appropriate).
“We are steadfast in our commitment to uplift the most vulnerable children living in conditions of extreme poverty, including orphans, who exhibit exceptional academic potential. It fills us with profound pride to witness the remarkable achievements of these young individuals, and we approach this privilege with utmost humility, fully aware of the profound impact it has not only on their lives but also on Kenya and our global community.”- Dr. Peter Linneman
To donate, directly contact Peter at email@example.com.
| Our Impact |
Students supported overall since 2000.
College & university students this year
Members of the alumni network who are now coaches and mentors.
New students enrolled in high school every year
Students in scholarship program this year