The Brighter Futures program started in 2014 when a number of Rotarians visited Kenya on a photography safari. During their visit they had the opportunity to visit a Nkoilale primary school. Here they meet some of the girls boarding at the school and learned of the difficulties young women have as they reach maturity.
It is not unusual for a young girl to be married at age 12 or 13 and face the possibility of female circumsian. Some of them choose to run away from home in order to live in boarding at the school and get an education. Others find that boarding at the school is the best option given the distance they have to walk to school and the dangers they face from wild animals along the way.
How much would you like to contribute?
As a contributor to Lake Chelan Rotary, Brighter Futures Project, we make sure 100% your donation goes directly to
supporting the project. For students who are in Primary school it cost for $200 per year to have them board at school, for a high school student it costs about $800 per year for tuition and student upkeep, and a university student costs as little as $1500 per year for tuition, lodging, food and transportation.
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