Since the formation of Under the Mango Tree in 2012 and the subsequent dedicated support given to the school children of Timboni, we are beginning to see flourishing children graduating from primary education. However, what happens next?
There is an abundance of evidence and international reports to show that encouraging girls in rural areas like Timboni to stay on in school benefits the health and well-being of the whole community, not just the individual.
From 2020, Under the Mango Tree will sponsor a bright girl from Timboni Primary through the four years of secondary education at Ribe Girls boarding school (www.ribegirls.sc.ke).
Boarding at school is the only option for rural communities that do not have ready access to senior education.
Fees are around £500 per year and we are seeking to raise funds to secure the full four years education for each child, bringing the cost of the Scholarship to £2,000.
This cost is impossible for local families to meet and without the sponsorship, girls are unable to progress in education.
To make a donation to the Sponsorship campaign please click here