Kenya Self Help Project · 32 Thibault Parkway Burlington, VT 05401
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BOOKS! Campaign 

Kenya's primary schools receive 35-50¢ per child per term for textbooks
and class readers.

Total government support for schools = $1.90 per child per year
Cost of one Math book = $6.50

The problem is in the math.

BOOKS! campaign is dedicated to supplying critical learning materials for our 23 partner schools. Your contributions make a visible difference. Performance scores are rising. Enrollment has increased. Girls are staying in school. We are helping to improve the futures of an entire generation.

This year, we target core subject textbooks: MATH, SCIENCE and ENGLISH.

All donations through May 15th will be dedicated to this special BOOKS! campaign.

Our goal: 10 copies of core subject textbooks per school

Your help will make a world of difference for Kendu Bay children.


What We Do

Our Sponsor a Student program provides high school scholarships to the region's top-performing orphaned and disadvantaged youth.

Scholarships provide school fees, room and board at high-ranked county and national schools. Students also receive mentoring & home/school visits, life skills education & leadership training and medical & personal support integral to helping them be socially and academically successful.

Our Girls Social Empowerment program partners with local schools where program-supervised Girls' Clubs are a vehicle for instruction and skills development. Weekly meetings and inter-school debates build girls' self confidence and decision-making skills and provide health and AIDS prevention education. To reduce absence during monthly menses, girls receive 'Dignity Kits' containing underwear and locally-made reusable sanitary supplies.

Our Primary School Resources program provides critical resources to partner schools. Textbooks improve student performance and high school eligibility. Construction of gender-sentative latrines secures girls' privacy during monthly menses.


Community partnership and participation are integral to every program.