Affecto Foundation is a Non-Profit Organization registered in Kenya to run charitable causes. Affecto Foundations’ thematic area of focus is Sustainable Development goal number 4 (SDG4).
Over the years, thousands of learners’ have transitioned from primary level to secondary level of education as per Kenya’s 8-4-4 system of education with biting and harsh economic challenges. This has however proven to be a pipe drain to a significant number of learners due to the increasingly biting and harsh economic challenges. They have been left out and their dreams have hopelessly crushed at an early stage of learning. In 2021, it is estimated that 1.2 million of learners sat for KCPE examinations, however, only 91.5 % enrolled for form one from the same cohort. This has exposed 8.5% the pupils to risks such as teenage pregnancy, early marriages, child labour, petty crimes and bad lifestyle habits.
Affecto Foundation’s Watoto Wasome program seeks to address this challenge. Learners are given an opportunity to go back to class and continue chasing after their dreams. Schools act as safety nests for this vulnerable section of our population. By providing scholarship, Affecto Foundation ensures the learners are safe and able to mature into adulthood at their own pace.
Affecto Foundation provides scholarships to academically gifted leaners from underserved families/ communities across various counties. The Foundation has so far provided a lasting gift of education to 210 learners, spread over the years in six cohorts. We support our students with school fees and scholastic requirements such as school uniform, personal care shopping, bus fare and revision materials.
According to Mentor , research confirms that quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on young people in a variety of personal, academic, and professional situations. Ultimately, mentoring connects a young person to personal growth and development, social and economic opportunity. Yet one in three young people will grow up without this critical asset.
1 in 3 young people will grow up without a Mentor
Less likely than their peers to skip a day of school
More likely to volunteer regularly
Are interested in becoming a mentor
More likely to hold leadership positions
Affecto Foundation scholarship is well embedded with mentorship. There is detailed follow up and hand holding to guide the scholars as they navigate through their likely day-to-day turmoil’s. The learners are also given a platform to express themselves and learn through individual achievements and mistakes. Affecto Foundation engages high profile coaches and professionals to guide the learners accordingly. This aids the learners to rediscover life situations and understand it from different perspectives. As a result, the learners are rejuvenated from the termly academic tire and are motivated to remain focused throughout their academic journey.