Precious Sisters

Precious Sisters is a small charity that finds sponsors for academically bright Kenyan girls from disadvantaged backgrounds so that they can receive a secondary education.

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 throughout all four years of secondary schooling - helping 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
 
147
GIRLS SUPPORTED TO DATE
147 girls have completed their secondary school education and there are a further 120 currently in school
 
90%
ENROL INTO UNIVERSITY
Over 90% of the girls who have completed secondary school have won Kenya Government sponsored places at university. Ten girls have won further scholarships to study at colleges in the US

 
5
SCHOOLS IN THE PROGRAMME
Precious Blood, Kilungu
Precious Blood, Riruta
Bishop Gatimu Ngandu
Starehe Girls Centre
Maryhill Girls school