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Her Story: Charity

Meet Charity. She is a third year student at Ushirika Secondary School who is focused on working towards her career goal so she can give back to her family and community! Learn more about her story.

A Sanctuary for Ushirika Students

With the support of our amazing community, we recently completed our biggest project yet: Ushirika School. Our next project is to build a dormitory on the campus of the school to give girls a safe and uplifting place to learn. Learn more about what a dormitory would provide.

#ChooseToChallenge

On this International Women's Day, we #ChooseToChallenge the gender inequality in the world. Find out how our incredible partners Choose to Challenge for a more equal world.

Ushirika by the Numbers

Ushirika School took many hours, people, and unwavering dedication to complete. Here's a breakdown of what it took to come to life.

Donor Spotlight: Darlene

Meet Darlene. She’s been supporting Roseline with her education since her first year in university and now after four years, Roseline has graduated with honours!

The Picture of Strength

One Girl Can scholarship recipient, Roseline recently graduated university with honours! Learn more about her story.

Limitless possibilities

Doris recently completed her degree in Commerce despite dealing with a pandemic in the background. She worked hard from a small farm town to graduating university.

Her Story: Linet

Her story is one of transformations. When we met Linet as a 16 year-old, she wasn't sure if she could finish high school but graduated with top grades. She is just starting university and has a promising future.

Nova Stevens

Think like a queen: Nova Stevens

Introducing our newest ambassador: Nova Stevens. As an advocate for racial injustice and gender equality, she uses her platform with Miss Universe to make her voice heard.

Irene Muinde

Her time to Lead

Irene knew she was on the path to achieve great things when she was six years old. Now, she is an incredible leader and mentor to all the girls in the program.

Her Story: Vivian

We first met Vivian in 2017 when she earned a One Girl Can scholarship. Now, she is entering University and we are so inspired by her drive to support and give back to her mom and older sister.

Day of the Girl

International Day of the Girl, a day to recognize the unique barriers girls around the world face due to gender discrimination, is coming up on October 11. Read more to learn why you should support girls and how you can take action for global gender equality.

Ushirika takes action

As a response to COVID-19 school closures, Ushirika School founder, David Kitavi, started a program to continue mentoring students. Read more to learn about how the program is helping girls in the Kibera slums.

Millicent's Story: Defying Gender Norms

Millicent recently graduated from university with a journalism degree. She's always had a strong voice, education gave her the platform to use it to change the world. Learn more out her story.

Donor Spotlight: Ritz

After escaping political unrest in Laos, Ritz's family escaped to a refugee camp in Thailand for two years before being sponsored to come to Canada. Now, as a successful business owner, she supports six girls with their education. Find out more about her incredible story.

Meet our youngest supporter!

Meet Betsy - an 8 year old from the UK with a goal. When she went to Kenya for the first time at 7 years old, she discovered her passion for helping other girls. She is cycling 16 miles to help raise money for the two girls she sponsors.

Wincate’s Story: From Poverty to Medical School

Growing up in a slum in Kenya, Wincate's opportunities are limited but that didn't stop her from making the most of everything she's been given. Learn more about how she's overcome challenges to fulfill her dream of becoming a doctor.

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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 a wall in one room.

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

$250Buy a door and framing for the dorm.

$10Your monthly donation buys 44 cinderblocks to help build a wall.

$17Your monthly donation provides a window.

$25Your monthly donation buys a furniture for the new dorm.

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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