Monday, October 12, 2009

Nairobi Slums Scholarship

Few children living in Third World slums ever have the opportunity to continue their education beyond primary school, due to poverty and hardship. Harambee Mukuru Scholarship Fund was established in 2006 to help some of these children living in the Mukuru Slums of Nairobi to attend secondary school. To date, we have sponsored up to fifty (50) of the most needy children in Mukuru, with at least 50% of these awarded to girls. More students are now being selected to begin secondary in January 2010.

Working with teachers in each of the local primary schools in Mukuru, the Fund was established by staff and students at Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT Dublin) Ireland. It is a totally voluntary organisation, with no administration costs.

For less than a Euro-a-Day, you could give a child a chance in life.

If you would like to sponsor a child, or for any further information, please contact us at:, or:

Harambee Fund, Institute of Technology, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland.

PO Box 60221 - 00200, Nairobi, Kenya

The cost to sponsor a student is about €5 per week, or 30,000Ksh (approx €300) per annum. This covers school fees and some additional costs such as uniforms, bus fares etc, for those families who cannot meet these expenses. (this site is under construction)