INTRODUCTION TO FUNDRAISING FOR ACADEMIC COUNSELLING, LEADERSHIP TRAINING AND LIFE SKILLS PROGRAM.
The MASH Foundation takes a holistic approach to caring for vulnerable children: considering their social and physical development as well as their education achievement. This program seeks to increase access of vulnerable children to academic counselling, life skills training and basic IT training.
Children from ages 12-20 years will be the focus of this program.
With nearly 7% HIV/AIDS rates in Kenya, there are an increasing number of orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya. These children and young adults from single parent or orphaned backgrounds are in need of support and guidance, in addition to a school education. The MASH Foundation will provide academic and social support for these pupils.
TARGET SCHOOLS AND SCOPE
So far the program has reached 500 pupils in three schools. With greater support, the MASH Foundation trust aims to train more than 2000 pupils per year.
COST AND BUDGET
2.0 Anticipated Outcomes
a. The children will improve their decision making skills and self-esteem, a point often overlooked.
b. Pupils in Kenya are traditionally used to a very didactic style of teaching rather than teacher-led discussions and original thinking, which academic counsel will help to promote. The most measurable outcome will be the prospect of higher grades in their final exams (Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education), which will lead to greater opportunities (a better secondary school, the prospect of sponsored university etc.)
c. Pupils will gain basic IT skills and in future they may choose further study in information technology (IT ).
HOW TO SUPPORT AND FUNDRAISE
Monthly, termly or yearly donations to any of the target schools mentioned can sent through the Mash foundation trust. Interested individuals, corporations, colleges and universities can also donate their old laptops and computers to the target schools.
Please fill in one of our online donation forms and tell us what you are interested in supporting.