Nov 29, 2022 | Foundation News
$9.12 billion is the amount we collectively spent on shopping this past Black Friday as Americans. According to Adobe Analytics, the top-selling items were Apple MacBooks, Watches, Drones, Xbox Series, and the Pokémon Scarlet. The amount is nearly 1/3 of Kenya's National Budget and doubles the amount allocated annually to provide free education for more than 17 million students.
Today, more Kenyan children are dropping out of our program because they are too hungry to learn due to prolonged drought impacting everyone, including Kenya's famed wildlife. UNICEF estimates that 900,000 Kenyan children currently require humanitarian aid due to prolonged drought.
Your donation today can enable us to support a family with groceries through this holiday season.
It takes $50 to support a family a week, and $200 a month. Our goal is to keep our current cohort of 500 children and transitional-age youths in our learning programs fed and supported through the end of the year.
I was one of those children who mostly stayed at home due to a lack of school fees or periodically attended classes without much learning because I lacked the resources and books to excel academically.
As you can see from my high school transcript, the Kenya education system wrote me off as good for nothing (I do not blame them). I found my vocation at UC Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy while completing my master's education and responding to the COVID-19 crisis in Kenya.
Today, MLIFE supports 500 scholars furthest from an educational opportunity to realize their full learning potential by helping them to read critically, think creatively, write clearly, and speak confidently.
Traveling to Kenya with us is the most impactful way to learn about our work. MLIFE coordinates two visits each year that allow you to connect to our culture and humanity, build lifetime bonds of friendship, and exchange skills with like-minded professionals in a familiar environment. Learn more about our next 10-day visit to Kenya that begins on January 6-16, 2023.
Travel takes visitors from the bustling city of Nairobi to the beautiful coast of Kilifi. The itinerary includes a two-day safari in the Masai Mara, where you may spot world-renowned populations of lions, African leopards, giraffes, and African bush elephants.