What the girls have said …….

 
 
 
 
 

Our Impact

 

We began in January 2006, simply sponsoring 4 girls in one school. In 2021 we are sponsoring 58 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 by 2021 we have sponsored 232 girls through 5 schools.
 
 
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Our partner schools

 
 
SCHOOL
 
Precious Blood Kilungu
 
A girls’ extra county boarding school situated in a rural part of South Eastern Kenya, 120km from Nairobi. The school has a student population of 858. This is the first school that we worked with.
 
 
 
MENTOR
 
Precious Blood Riruta
 
A girls' extra county boarding school situated in a poor suburb of Nairobi. The school has a student population of 975. It is where we hold our mentoring events.
 
 
 
STUDENT-KENYA
 
Bishop Gatimu Ngandu Girls
 
A girls' national boarding school situated 135km North East of Nairobi in a rural area toward Mount Kenya. The school has a student population of 1526.
 
 
 
STUDENT-KENYA
 
Starehe Girls Centre
 
A girls' national boarding school situated a few miles north of Nairobi, on the way to Kiambu. The school has a student population of 720.

 
 
 
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 1,600.
 
 
 
 
 

2021 Numbers

 
 
290
 
Total supported to date
 
 
 
58
 
Currently in school
 
 
 
232
 
Alumnae
 
 
 
 

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 96% of the girls who have completed their secondary school education have won Kenya Government-sponsored places at public universities.
In KCSE 2020, out of 29 girls, 8 scored A- and 7 scored B+.

10 girls have won further scholarships to study in universities in the USA, 1 to ALA South Africa and Qatar, 1 to ALU Rwanda and 1 to ALU Mauritius.

 
 
  • Precious Sisters have been and are in prestigious universities like Rutgers in New Jersey, University of California, Berkeley, Spelman College and Michigan State University
  • Seven of these ten girls have graduated, two with an honours degree
  • One is on a further scholarship and studying for a PhD
 
 
 
  • Four have permanent jobs in the USA
  • Three of the girls have returned to Kenya and all three are employed
 
 
 
 
One girl in 2018 won a place at the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa and in 2020 proceeded to Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar on a full scholarship.
One is at the African Leadership University in Rwanda and another at the African Leadership University in Mauritius, also on a full scholarships.