What the girls have said …….

 
 

Our Impact

We began in January 2006, simply sponsoring 4 girls in one school In 2018 we are sponsoring 118 girls

Our founder, Gerald Maithya, wanted to commemorate the short life of his sister, Caroline, who died when she was only 4 years old. Since then, our numbers have grown steadily and in 2018 we are sponsoring 118 girls in 5 schools.
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Our partner schools

 
SCHOOL
Precious Blood Kilungu
Located in a rural part of South Eastern Kenya (the first school that we worked with)
 
MENTOR
Precious Blood Riruta
Located in a poor suburb of Nairobi (where we hold our mentoring events)
 
STUDENT-KENYA
Bishop Gatimu Ngandu Girls
Located in Karatina, a rural area toward Mount Kenya, North East of Nairobi
 
STUDENT-KENYA
Starehe Girls Centre
Located on the way to Kiambu, a few miles north of Nairobi
 
Mary Hill
Maryhill Girls High School
A girls' national boarding school situated 50km from Nairobi in Thika along Thika - Gatukuyu road. The school has a student population of 1,468.
 
 

2018 Numbers

 
265
Total supported to date
 
118
Currently in school
 
147
Alumni
 

This growth has been possible due to the generosity and support of our sponsors – the many generous individual sponsors who each sponsor a girl through school, plus a small number of charitable organisations whose donations have enabled us to develop our overall programme.

 

Academic results

Over 90% of the girls who have completed their secondary school education have won Kenya Government sponsored places at public universities

10 girls have won further scholarships to study in universities in the USA

 
  • There are Precious Sisters in prestigious universities like Rutgers in New Jersey, University of California, Berkeley and Michigan State University
  • Six of these ten girls have graduated, one with an honours degree
  • One is on a further scholarship and studying for a Phd
 
  • One has a permanent job in the USA
  • One is working in the USA for a year before starting a Masters degree
  • Three of the girls have returned to Kenya and all three are employed
 
One girl has just won a place at the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa