Background

Ushirika School in the Kibera Slums was the first school we built in Kenya in 2008. At the time, only 80 students attended, but with the unparalleled commitment and nurturing of its founder David Kitavi, the school has grown to over 600 students and now comprises a high school for girls in addition to the primary school. Ushirika supports girls who have slipped through the cracks of society, girls who have been raised in the worst kind of living conditions, either orphaned or raised by a single parent, and who are routinely exposed to violence and drug abuse.

 

This school we are building, along with the scholarship these girls receive and the mentoring and coaching from One Girl Can has given them hope for a future they can own.

What's happening now?

ushirika kibera slumsDue to the global health pandemic, we will be challenged to provide the funds to keep the construction of this school going, but we have to try. Having a school for the children to return to once this is over is our main priority.

 

We’re already 50% towards our goal to complete this school!

 

Together, let’s try to raise $22,000 to complete another classroom.

 

Your impact

Every donation, no matter how small, will help us get closer to building a classroom for 45 high school girls.

$10/month - Buy 44 cinderblocks to help build a wall*

$17/month - Buy a window

$25/month - Buy a desk and bench for 2 students**

*88 needed to complete one wall
** 23 needed at $300 each

For every $500, we can put a girl in a seat in the classroom we're building. Stay tuned as we fill the virtual desk with students.

Illustration by OK Dave

Ushirika: Work in progress

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What can my donation provide For a Sponsor a high school student

$50Help fund tuition for a high school girl

$250Fund six months of high school for a girl

$500Fully sponsor a girl for one year, including tuition and board

$21Fund six months of high school for a girl

$42Fully sponsor a girl for one year, including tuition and board

$84Fully sponsor two girls for one year, including tuition and board

What can my donation provide For a Sponsor a university student

$300Co-sponsor a university student

$500Buy a laptop for a first year university student

$1000Cover tuition expenses for a university student for one year

$3500Fully sponsor a girl for one year of university, including tuition, living expenses and laptop

$25Co-sponsor a university student

$42Buy a laptop for a first year university student

$84Cover tuition expenses for a university student for one year

$292Fully sponsor a girl for one year of university, including tuition, living expenses and laptop

What can my donation provide For a Build A School

$50Buy 35 cinderblocks to help build one wall of a classroom at Ushirika School.

$100Buy 4 bags of cement to help the building of Ushirika School.

$250Buy a door and framing for a classroom at Ushirika School.

$10Your monthly donation buys 44 cinderblocks to help build a wall at Ushirika School

$17Your monthly donation buys a window for a classroom for Ushirika School

$25Your monthly donation buys a desk and bench for 2 students at Ushirika School

What can my donation provide For a Unrestricted Donation

$50Your donation can help to give one desk and bench for two students.

$100Provide school spirit with two sets of sports uniforms for 25 girls so they can stay active while at school.

$250Further the voices of tomorrow with one desktop computer for journalism club.

$10Outfit a girls sports team with two sets of uniforms.

$50Promote performance and fine arts education for girls by supporting with musical instruments for music and dance groups.

$66Can help provide a water tank adequate for drinking water for a whole school.

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