What would you do if the test you had to take in 8th grade determined whether or not you could ever pursue more education? And what if you had no light at home by which to study? Would you make the school your home through the week, studying late into the night and then sleeping on your desk to take advantage of the light the school could provide?
The students at Egu Primary School have been doing just that for several years. Participating students are required to bring their own grain to make ugali, the simple dinner the students eat each day. But many students who are eager to learn cannot provide the required grain. The students who brought dinner shared the little they had, but it wasn’t enough. So the hard decision was made: the students who couldn’t bring dinner had to remain at home.
Seeing this inspiring and heartbreaking situation, Kenya Keys developed “Fueling Education,” a program that provides the funds to keep the lights on at Egu and supplies food for the students who cannot afford to bring their own. For just 23 cents, a student has a meal. More importantly, that 23 cents opens the door for eager students to better prepare themselves for their national exam and further education.
Click here to learn more about the inspiring students who spend their weeknights at the school and the success stories we’ve already seen through the Fueling Education program. Click the donate button below to support these inspiring students.