Kit bags for Kenya
With just two weeks before they take off, the time is fast approaching for the crew of four Kenya bound OLIVER colleagues to become an active part of helping the students and community that Oliver & Learn support.
To give an insight into the sort of support that Oliver & Learn provides to the students and the community that so desperately need it, the team will be creating a special documentary. So while we may not be physically joining them on this journey, we can all still be a big part of it.
The schools and students resources are worse than limited. The pens, pencils and even schoolbags that we no doubt all once took for granted aren’t a reality for those out in Kianjai, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do our bit to make these things very real for them.
The team will be taking yellow school bags and filling with all the things that might seem like basic essentials to our school kids, but will make a world of difference to the students out in Kenya.
To make a donation towards our students in Kenya click here.
Make a difference
Each year, Oliver & Learn sponsors students from 11 schools in the rural Kianjai area of Kenya. We help to pay for school fees, books and uniforms – all of the vital things that keep these secondary students in school. Many of these students are orphans. Without this support, they would have to drop out of school and work in subsistence jobs to survive. School fees are only £135 per year, but to many, this is simply unaffordable.
Help Winifred set up her business
We’ve helped students like Winifred set up a business on graduating, by providing them with the tools of their trade. This donation of a sewing machine or plumbing equipment can make a huge difference, whether it’s to young people just starting out in their working lives, or to their family.
Help the community improve their farming techniques
The Kianjai region is subject to regular droughts. This has a disasterous impact on the local community. To improve drought resiliency, a community teaching farm is being developed. The farm will teach techniques for selecting and planting drought resistant crops and encourage the community to develop greater yeilding crops.