Precious Sisters

 

WE ARE A SMALL CHARITY THAT FINDS SPONSORS FOR ACADEMICALLY BRIGHT KENYAN GIRLS FROM DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUNDS SO THAT THEY CAN RECEIVE A SECONDARY EDUCATION. WE ALSO MENTOR THEM THROUGH ALL FOURS YEARS IN SCHOOL SO THAT THEY HAVE EVERY CHANCE TO REALISE THEIR POTENTIAL

 
In Kenya, primary school education is free, but secondary education is not. Many families cannot afford the school fees and so their children do not receive a secondary education. In such cases, the girls in particular, stay at home to do household chores, work on the land or work as ‘house girls’ with very poor pay. They might be married off at a young age, get pregnant as early as 13 or 14 or even resort to prostitution.

Precious Sisters works with five excellent Government schools to identify students whose families cannot afford the school fees and finds sponsors for these girls. As well as paying their school fees, we provide mentoring support: three weekend events each year plus 1-1 follow up several times during each term - designed to help them to realise their potential.

Thanks to our donors and sponsors, Precious Sisters makes a difference to the lives of these young women - giving them a chance to shine rather than being confined to the poverty into which they were born.
 
 
 
2006
 

THE YEAR WE STARTED

 
We sponsored 4 girls at Precious Blood, Kilungu in January 2006
 
 
 
177
 

GIRLS SUPPORTED TO DATE

 
177 girls have completed their secondary school education and there are a further 84 currently in school
 
 
 
96%
 

ENROL INTO UNIVERSITY

 
Over 96% of the girls who have completed secondary school have won Kenya Government sponsored places at university, including ten girls who have won further scholarships to study at colleges in the US and one at the African Leadership Academy (ALA) in South Africa

 
 
 
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SCHOOLS IN THE PROGRAMME

 
Precious Blood, Kilungu
Precious Blood, Riruta
Bishop Gatimu Ngandu
Starehe Girls Centre
Maryhill Girls High School