Bright Futures

Canada-Mathare Education Trust (CMETrust)
November 2016
10:00 AM EST
December 2016
10:00 PM EST
GOAL $5,000.00
77.8% To Goal

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We ask you to join us in building on our 10 years of success and creating a bright future for the bright minds of Mathare, empowering youth to lift themselves and others out of poverty.

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About Canada-Mathare Education Trust (CMETrust)

Since 2006, CMETrust has worked with donors and volunteers in Kenya and Canada to provide secondary school scholarships and post-secondary school support to advance education and raise awareness about urban poverty in one of Kenya’s most disenfranchised communities, Mathare Valley Slum, Nairobi.

Most students living in Mathare cannot afford to attend high school and many are forced to contribute to their family’s income. Very often, out of desperation and in order to survive, they become victims of early marriage, child labour, crime, drug and alcohol abuse and trafficking. Members of the Mathare community agree that the only way to stop this destructive cycle is by giving these kids a chance to go to a secondary school.

With 55 scholars currently in secondary school, 13 students enrolled in post-secondary institutions in Kenya, and 68 alumni sharing the benefits of their education with their community, as well as capacity-building programs between terms for our scholars and computer skills training for our graduates, we see the on-the-ground impact CMETrust’s support has had and the ripple effect within the community and beyond.

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