giving kids in Kenya a chance

Gathimba Edwards Foundation aims to provide as many Kenyan children as possible with the opportunity of a bright future.

We do this through:

We also support children in Scotland with severe disabilities via the Neil Jaffrey Initiative.

 

Since we began

561

CHILDREN SUPPORTED

50

NEW HOMES BUILT

2406

SEMINAR ATTENDEES

275

NEW BEDS PROVIDED

But there is still more that needs to be done.

47%

OF CHILDREN IN KENYA DO NOT ENROL IN SECONDARY SCHOOL.

1 in 2

CHILDREN WERE SLEEPING ON THE FLOOR PRIOR TO RECEIVING GEF SUPPORT.

1 million

GIRLS MISS AN AVERAGE OF 4 SCHOOL DAYS EVERY MONTH BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO ACCESS TO SANITARY PADS

Donation impact examples

A little goes a long way in Kenya and any amount raised or donated will make a big difference to those most in need.  If you would like your donation to go towards something specific, please let us know and we will be sure to send you a photo of the support being delivered.

£6

WARM BLANKET

£12

PAIR OF TRAINERS

£25

SMALL FOOD PACKAGE

£35

STUDY DESK AND CHAIR

£40

SMALL PORTABLE SOLAR PANEL OR LARGE FOOD PACKAGE

£50

CASUAL CLOTHES AND SHOES

£100

SINGLE BED, MATTRESS AND BEDDING

£240

3000L WATER TANK WITH CONCRETE BASE TO GIVE A FAMILY ACCESS TO FRESH WATER

£250

1 YEAR LAND LEASE, SEEDS & FERTILISER FOR A FAMILY TO GROW THEIR OWN FOOD

£325

LARGE SOLAR PANEL FOR A 3 BEDROOM HOUSE

£420

THE SCHOOL FEES, LUNCHES, BOOKS, SHOES, UNIFORM (AND SANITARY PADS FOR GIRLS) OF A CHILD FOR 1 YEAR

£7,500

BUILD A HOUSE WITH FURNITURE, SOLAR POWER AND EXTERNAL KITCHEN

Meet some of the kids we support

Mercy slept on the floor of a small mud hut for many years.  Each day she and her siblings would walk to school through a dark forest, scared that at any moment they could be attacked by wild animals.  A lack of money also meant, that despite her grades being among the top 1% in Kenya, she could not afford to attend secondary school. 

Now Mercy and her siblings walk without fear to school and university, they live in a new house at a safe location and enjoy the education which every child deserves. Mercy's story is one of courage, hope, talent and defying the odds.

How you can help

Sponsor a child

In Kenya a little can go a long way. £35 per month supports the education of one of the children we are helping. This covers the cost of their primary, secondary and tertiary fees, uniform, shoes and books.

 

Fundraising

Why not register now to run, jog, walk or cycle in an event to support the Gathimba Edwards Foundation? Throughout the year we are involved in a number of local runs and can offer charity spots.

Corporate

There are numerous ways your company or employer can help disadvantaged kids in Kenya and Scotland, from attending our events to sending your staff to build houses or even helping to fund a new Kenyan business with our Two Feet Initiative.

Buy a bracelet

Visit our shop and buy our bracelets handmade in Kenya. The money made from the sale of one bead bracelet pays for 1 term of school food for a primary school child. We have numerous designs to choose from or you can even design your own.