Post-Secondary Vocational Studies

Secondary school culminates in the second set of national exams the Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education. But what then? Only those few who achieve A or B+ will ever have the chance to go to university. Our goal is to give our sponsored students a chance to earn a decent living so as to break the poverty cycle, not to send them back to beg in the slums. To achieve this, most of our school leavers need a little more help.

Unity College...

In July 2008 Unity College of Professional Studies offered us a partnership amounting to half price on their fees. There the students can spend 6 - 18 months studying hairdressing, tourism, catering, hotel management, IT, accounting, auto-mechanics or a host of other practical courses.

The Hostels...

With few exceptions, these students do not have families who can support them. We rent one-roomed apartments, each of which can house 4 - 5 girls during their studies. Though small, they are clean, dry, have electricity and are close to college.

College typically costs around 70 euros a month, about half of which is college fees, which are usually paid by a sponsor. The rest is rent and living expenses. Our College Fund accepts donations towards these costs.

Bookmark and Share
Follow the Giraffe Project Blog Donate to the Giraffe Project Fundraising Volunteer for the Giraffe Project