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Irine's School Fund
£565 Raised
113% of £500 goal
13 contributors
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Ended Jul 30, 2014
We would like to make sure our wonderful, hard-working colleague Irine can afford to finish her secondary school studies. We are going back to Kenya in early August and we will make sure to pay the school fees directly while we're there. More ...
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We were just in Western Kenya for a few months, and we hired Irine Wafula as a cleaner, but in the end she ended up being one of the most valuable, hardworking, fun members of the team. She also really enjoyed the work, and says the experience convinced her that she wants to be a research scientist rather than a lawyer, which was previously her goal.

Unfortunately, she hasn’t been able to attend high school beyond Form 1 (9th grade), because she can’t afford the school fees. Primary schools are free in Kenya, but state secondary schools are not free. She has three years of secondary school left, and the fees are 12,320 KSH per year, plus additional fees such as games fees and the cost of sitting exams. Her parents died when she was young, and she lives with her older sister, who cannot afford to pay these fees for her.

Irine is an absolutely wonderful person, and we believe that she will be able to take advantage of any opportunity that comes her way. We will pay the fees directly to the school, and if there is any additional money left over from your donations, we will make sure it gets to her so that she can put it towards paying for her school uniform, etc. Thus, there is no chance of the school fees being diverted from their intended purpose.

Irine is the perfect colleague: she volunteers to help all the time, goes far above and beyond what is required, wants to learn about what we're doing and is quick to understand research concepts, and is always friendly and easy-going. We hope that she will have the opportunity to put these personal abilities to use in a skilled career, which requires her continued education.

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Photo + Letter written by Irine
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You'll get a photo of Irine and a letter of thanks written by her.
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Souvenir from Kenya
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Alice and Rita will bring you a small gift from Irine's hometown + Photo and Letter of thanks from Irine
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