Education Program – Assistance to bright underprivileged kids
EDUCATION AS A TOOL TO ERADICATE POVERTY!
When an evaluation study of the program was conducted around 2013 it was found , the program had
supported over 15 bright and needy students to pursue their higher education. More than
12 graduated high school and 3 their University education, thanks to KUSARD’s
sponsorship. At the time more than 3 were in various Universities also under KUSARD’s
partial or full Tuition Assistance. Participants of the program who were interviewed for the
study were very thankful and expressed their fear that perhaps they would never have
gone on with their educational career without KUSARD’s scholarships. Some seemed to have chosen a self-determined path to combat poverty and give back to society. For instance, Gregory (not real name), one of the participants was an optimistic young man who hoped to become a journalist and help highlight the injustices of our time. In between his busy class schedule, he found time to volunteer for a religious organization based in
Karen, Nairobi. Catherine (not her real name), was also a beneficiary of KUSARD’s Educational Assistance Program. She pursued her University education and is now a successful career woman, who is mid-level Management personnel in a large Oil company and is giving back to others in our community, through donations to KUSARD’s work. Pius (not his real name), thanks to KUSARD’s assistance, is also a University
graduate working in the Banking sector and finds time and resources to support needy causes in his community. The pioneer beneficiary, Phoebe M (a pseudonym), who was assisted by KUSARD through her High School career, is now a successful entrepreneur making a good living out of her Hair Salon business.
These are just but some of the many instances of KUSARD’s success stories, thanks to its Donor base. KUSARD is only a conduit to channel the good works of OTHERS to bear fruit and bring light to those on straight and narrow in every aspect of life!
With a corporate Donation from the World Fuel Services Corporation, in Florida, Miami USA, KENYA-USA started a Computer College for poor kids in Kyale Parish Kenya; And A grant from the Lion’s Club of Western Australia enabled us to construct a Village Polytechnic in Kituiuni. More than girls acquired tailoring skills which they later used to either start their own business. Not long after that, the Wayne Presbyterian Church Community in New Jersey, which was then headed by Rev. James Brassard, partnered with KUSARD to
erect a Community Health Center in St. Cecilia Parish Kituiuni.
Over and above all these wonderful accomplishments, we also have individual sponsorship program for needy kids named “SISI NI JAMII” ie “WE ARE FAMILY”, particularly for the benefit of orphans whereby Sponsors take a child as their own and assist them through High School with their basic needs like food; clothing; medicine ; tuition, etc at an average cost of $250 to $350 a year. To date, we have had 5 families in the US assisting kids in this fashion from Primary School through High School to University or other Higher Career Training institutions like Nursing Schools etc.