Our most recent project, “Empower Kenyan Girls through Education” aims to provide girls in Kiambiu with the opportunity to pursue the education that they’re constitutionally guaranteed.
Mercy is one of the young women benefitting from this project, and her story is a testament to the motivation and passion that characterizes the youth in her community.
Mercy is the youngest of five girls in her family. Three of her sisters dropped out of school before finishing high school. Two of her sisters are now married to the same man. Mercy was on the verge of being forced to abandon her education as well. After finishing standard 8, Mercy’s family couldn’t afford to keep her in school anymore, so she was pulled out. Three weeks after the new semester started, Mercy was sitting at home while the rest of her peers were back in the classroom. Mercy’s family reached out to Action Two Africa, and we are happy to report that Mercy is now back in school. Not only has she caught up with her classmates, she has excelled to the first position in her class!
Mercy exemplifies what it means to overcome in the face of adversity. Sometimes the barriers that stop us from achieving our goals are completely outside our control. It’s instances like this that Action Two Africa was designed for. With a little help, Mercy has been able to continue to pursue her dreams. We are excited to see where her drive and passion take her in the future!
According to the African Development Bank, more girls in Africa are in school today than ever before. In fact, the number of girls in East Africa that are attending school has almost doubled in the last 10 years. This is promising news, and reason to celebrate! However, the girls who are not currently in school, […] Continue reading →
Empowering girls matters. According to The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), when girls are in school, they are “less likely to marry early and against their will; less likely to die in childbirth; less vulnerable to disease; more likely to have healthy babies; more likely to send their own children to school; […] Continue reading →
2017 is here and the months are already flying by! Last December, seven of the incredible young men and women in our Child Sponsorship Program graduated from high school! We want to recognize their hard work! Congratulations to Sharon, Peter, Diana, Daniel, Esther, Nancy, and Sanchez for finishing some of the most challenging years of […] Continue reading →
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the success of our vision and mission this last year! We wish you all the joy and peace you can imagine in the year ahead! Continue reading →
True transformation is a journey, and when followed closely, the changes that result can be powerful. One of Action Two Africa’s main focuses is transformation through education. Not only does education bring hope to communities, but it paves the way for empowerment as well. Meet Daniel. Daniel has been a part of Action Two Africa’s […] Continue reading →
Sometimes, when we tell people that a big part of Action Two Africa’s mission is to put children into private schools in Kenya, we worry that this concept might be misunderstood. In 2003, Kenya’s president made primary education (1st through 8th grade) free. This fact might lead one to ask, “Then why are donations and […] Continue reading →
Summer is in full swing and, looking back, we are amazed that a year has already passed since our Open Challenge and the start of our partnership with GlobalGiving! During the Open Challenge, we were able to raise $8,130, enough to provide school sponsorships for 13 Kenyan children. We were so humbled and grateful for […] Continue reading →
*This update is from Humphrey Muchuma, founder and CEO of Action Two Africa, and a dedicated Kenyan citizen Raphael is a 17-year old boy from Kiambiu. I have known Raphael’s family for a long time. They have lived in Kiambiu since 2004. Last year, Raphael’s mother came to me, very concerned. Her son had always […] Continue reading →
Selpha embodies resilience. Her father died when she was two years old and her mother is blind, making sustenance in Kiambiu a daily challenge for her family. Yet she presses on. Selpha just passed her 8th grade exams, a huge step forward in the Kenyan education system. In the late fall, Selpha […] Continue reading →