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9 January 2010 - 2:41pm
This one-year scholarship will cover room and board for a girl at Kokwa Primary School at Lake Baringo, in the impoverished country of Kenya. The local aid organization Friends of Kenyan Schools and Wildlife (FKSW), provides funding to any student who needs financial assistance to attend primary day school from 1st through 8th grade at the Kokwa Primary School. This support includes funding for uniforms, shoes, books and incidental fees. This project will help to ensure that girls can take best advantage of this educational opportunity by living at school and focusing on their studies. Just $125 covers the entire cost of attendance for one child for a full academic year.
10 October 2009 - 10:34am
Most children Yamini serves do not have backpacks and cannot afford them, instead carrying their items in an old sack. Having identical backpacks will give the students a sense of belonging – something that is sorely missing in a culture that all too often shuns those with disabilities.
25 March 2012 - 2:03pm
Just $860 can provide clean drinking water for years to come for children attending the Endonyio Sidai Primary School in rural Kenya. Aid organization Friends of Kenya Schools and Wildlife (FKSW), a trusted partner of WideAwake.org, will purchase a device that will harvest rain water from the roof of the school building and storage bins, allowing the school authorities to collect potable water during the rainy season for use throughout the year. Presently, the children at the school have to walk a long way to a well to get water - this drinking water project will make life easier for these Kenyan youngsters, allowing them to focus on their studies instead of worrying about water.
14 April 2012 - 12:03pm
Zimbabwe is a country reeling from decades of dictatorship that has destroyed the nation's economy. Its elderly population is particularly vulnerable. Due to inflation and other adverse economic realities, their savings have become virtually worthless, making survival exceptionally difficult. Local aid organization ZANE supports the struggling elderly and other vulnerable groups in Zimbabwe through a host of programs that provide for the immediate needs of those they serve and also plant the seeds for longer-term development in this impoverished country.
17 April 2012 - 5:16pm
Just $490 will provide a range of cookware - pots, pans, bowls, silverware and the like - that will allow over 60 young children to receive healthy meals and snacks at the early education/daycare center run by Foundation Debora in Guatemala. The cookware being used presently by Foundation Debora's education center is extremely old, and some of it is falling apart or is otherwise almost unusable