Breaking the cycle of poverty through education

 

Our Story

01Mission and vision

Mission: To increase access to secondary education for children in extreme poverty through merit-based scholarships, recognizing that these children will return to their respective communities as educated, innovate young people, who will improve their quality of life by breaking the cycle of poverty.

Vision: To reduce the number of orphaned and destitute children not going to school because of poverty.

02How we began

Born in Maragoli, Kenya, Deborah Amoi (1936-2003) was an elementary school teacher who used her resources to help care and educate poor students from her community. DAF started in 2009 with 10 students and as of 2020, over 150 students have been sponsored to high school from over 30 villages in Kenya. Our target group is impoverished and/or orphaned 8th graders who have been accepted to high school but lack school fees.

03The Problem

Unlike many countries in the West,  secondary education in Kenya is not free. Thus, to continue on past 8th grade, a high school student ends up paying around $500 per year. This becomes unachievable as the majority of Kenyans survive on less than 2 dollars a day, making it impossible to send their children to school. As a result, many students drop out of school and education is placed beyond their reach.

Our Team

USA

Kenya

Anne Lwenya

Founder, Executive Director

Beverly Lwenya

Secretary

Deborah Nystrom

Board Member

Patricia Ketcherside

Treasurer, Director

Aggrey Salu

Chair

Sosnes Lugadiru

Program Coordinator

Benson Musaki

Assistant Program Coordinator

Zepher Agiza

Treasurer

Beldinah Adisa

Board Member

Wilson Nyavuke

Board Member

USA

Anne Lwenya

Founder, Executive Director

Beverly Lwenya

Secretary

Deborah Nystrom

Board Member

Patricia Ketcherside

Treasurer, Director

Kenya

Aggrey Salu

Chair

Sosnes Lugadiru

Program Coordinator

Benson Musaki

Assistant Program Coordinator

Zepher Agiza

Treasurer

Beldinah Adisa

Board Member

Wilson Nyavuke

Board Member

1Sponsor a high school student for one year – $500
2Buy a school uniform and shoes for a student – $100
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