AFFECTO EDUCATION PROGRAM
Obtaining quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development.
This is in line with SDG goal number 4 which is to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.
To assist academically able students from poor families and disadvantaged communities access education by providing scholarships and other opportunities at the secondary school and tertiary level.
The Foundation seeks to give support to academically able but needy students through award of academic scholarships, exchange programs, mentorship, career guides and psychosocial support regardless of religion, race, ethnic background or gender.
Our focus is promotion of education as a fundamental human right.
Education Sub -Programs.
The Sponsor-A-Child Sub -Programme is the core activity of the Affecto Education program. This program provides both sponsors and the sponsored children the unique opportunity to jointly experience the journey of lives being transformed over time through the lasting gift of education. Sponsors are invited to share, not only monetary donations that are used to support the children’s education, but to
become a part of their sponsored child’s life. Monetary support of Kes. 147 000 (USD 1 470) can pay for a child’s secondary school education for one year. Scholarship will include; School fees, school uniform, text books, exam fees, academic field trips, participation in workshops, School shopping and bus fare.
Leadership Training and Psychosocial Support
The Leadership Training and Psychosocial Support Sub Programme is advised by the need to help the sponsored children overcome poverty-related barriers inhibiting their educational success. The Programme focuses on groups as well as individual sponsored students. It aims at equipping the sponsored children with leadership and vital life skills, as well providing psychological support necessary for the development of an all-rounded person. Leadership training and life skills coaching workshops are held during the April, August and December school holidays. Dubbed “Reach for the stars” the students will get to understand themselves, their potential, and more importantly, the game of life.
This is a Sub- program aimed at giving the excellent scholars an experience of a life time through partnership with quality educational institutions outside Kenya. This will give the beneficiaries a chance to appreciate new cultures, enhance their self-esteem and self-confidence and open up career opportunities.
Affecto Foundation has:-
•Partnered with organizations to give students opportunities to have practical experience in targeted careers.
•Teamed up with top notch professionals who share their experiences with students with a view to shaping their career paths.
Right to Education Advocacy
This initiative aims at sensitizing the community and policy makers on the need to recognize that education is a human right to which all children are entitled. The program aims at influencing the community to come out and support needy children in their locality to access quality education. It also looks out for children with disability who do not have access to education and advocate for their right
to education. Affecto Foundation believes that every single child has the right to;- A safe, secure education that “develops their personality, talents and abilities to the fullest” (UN Rights of the child), enriching their lives now and lying the foundation for a brighter future – for both themselves and their communities.