Kenya Self Help Project · 32 Thibault Parkway Burlington, VT 05401
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For the Love of Books!


90% of grade 4 students in partner
schools cannot read or write
BECAUSE their schools lack books
for primary grades.

HELP US now to supply K-5
'learn-to-read' books to our
partner schools.

Make a real and long-term
difference in children's futures.



Welcome to the Kenya Self Help Project

OUR MISSION is to help school-aged children in Western Kenya overcome poverty through two essential elements: education and empowerment.  Our programs are designed to improve school attendance and strengthen self-reliance.  We accomplish this through . . .

  • Scholarship Resources

Provide secondary school scholarships to motivated, hardworking students who have no other resources to draw upon. Priority is given to orphans.

  • Girls Empowerment

Monitor and financially sustain a structured Mentorship Program in primary schools. Girls’ Clubs provide a safe and secure forum for girls to learn critical life skills and coping strategies that help them resist and overcome impediments to continuing their education. An essential component is the distribution of sanitary provisions that ensure girls are able to attend school throughout their monthly menstrual cycle.

  • Primary School Resources

Work with school officials to identify and provide needed resources, such as textbooks, to improve performance and high school eligibility.

  • Water and Sanitation

Cultivate community involvement in the building and maintenance of new gender sensitive latrines and hand washing stations at primary schools.

  • Community Education

Engage and educate community leaders, school officials, governmental officers, and parents or guardians on the importance of integrating local traditions into a contemporary worldview.