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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.

 

Who We Serve

Our programs serve school-aged children of Nyakongo zone of Homa Bay County (Kendu Bay) Kenya. Fewer than 50% of all children in this region successfully complete primary education. The dropout rate is highest among girls;nearly 70% of Homa Bay County girls do not finish grade eight.

The region is one of the poorest and most marginalized districts in Kenya. The 2006 national poverty index places this district in the bottom five out of 222 constituencies in the nation. Over 70% of the population lives on less than one dollar a day. The average life expectancy here is 38 years; the national average is 52 years. HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in the district is 25% compared to the nation average of 6.7%, while under-age-five mortality is among the highest in the world, at 250/1000 live births, mostly from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Kenya Self Help Project has identified fundamental areas where assistance can make an immediate and long-term impact to reverse these cycles while promoting self-sufficiency and community participation.



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