Help Purity become a Mechanical Engineer!
$2,805 raised
80% of $3.5k goal
33 contributors
170 Days running

After a very successful campaign last year,  I decided I want to raise $3500 for another year of Purity's university tuition! Purity grew up in extreme poverty in Kenya, but she's focused and determined to create change in her country. 

Working for an engineering firm in a developed country, I know personally that even here there are social barriers for girls to go into the engineering disciplines, and it remains a male dominated field.  We try our best to promote diversity, and to encourage everyone to follow their passions, by letting them know they all have the same opportunities.  Even in a place with far fewer financial obstacles, we are not always successful.


Now imagine growing up in a place like Kenya. You have spent your whole life working towards your dream. Although an economic challenge in itself, you managed to graduate from high school at the top of your class.  You are also one of the lucky ones that has the support of her family and community to continue your education.  The only thing you need now is the money to be able to pay for university, to get the degree that will allow you to really make a difference.

 

This is Purity's story, in her own words:

 "Where I'm from many people never join high school after finishing primary. When I was younger I felt so discouraged seeing this and I lost hope of becoming a success. 

My father lost his job in 2011. Him being the main breadwinner of our family we knew that the beginning of more suffering had began. We were never sure whether we would be getting something to eat daily.

My dad used all of his savings to pay for me to go to high school. I managed to graduate one of the top students in my year.  I want to go to university to pursue a Bachelor of Engineering and become a Quantity Surveyor. Education is the most important thing to me as I believe it is a tool that can help us transform our society, country and eventually the world at large."

 

100% of the money raised will go directly towards paying for Purity's university fees and living costs. Please donate and share this campaign with your friends so we can change Purity's life!

 

 

 

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OUR VISION

To create a vibrant hub of women who are educated, employed, socially and politically active, and committed to helping other girls follow in their footsteps.

 

ABOUT US

Our wholistic model supports a girl from the time she leaves primary school, until the day she gains meaningful employment. Our activities are currently focused in Kenya and northern Uganda.

 

OUR MODEL

We Build:  our long-term school partnerships ensure infrastructures continue to support growth and provide a dynamic and safe learning environment.

We Educate:  we provide secondary and university scholarships for girls with the greatest need and highest potential.

We Mentor:  together with our volunteer team of professional African women, we empower girls to achieve their potential through our series of mentoring workshops.

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