Karibuni is helping students who have been supported throughout their school life to become employed and start their own independent careers through a sponsorship scheme.
Many students need further training on completion of their schooling at University, college or in a vocation.
We are looking for sponsors to provide more secure funding to students at this stage.
Typically, sponsors have offered between £20 and £50 a month, to fully or partially sponsor an individual, or an equivalent annual sum.
Karibuni has already supported a number of students through to this point. They range from those starting careers with top international firms to those looking to set up their own businesses.
We are now looking for sponsors for the next academic year, starting in September, when we expect to have 14 students proceeding to further training.
Last year we piloted the scheme at two centres and we are hoping to start extending the scheme to other Karibuni projects if we get enough support.
We are now looking for sponsors for 14 young people who will be moving onto further education courses later this year.
Each case is different. Here’s how Makena, who runs the Tusaidie Watoto project, described one of last year’s sponsored girls:
“Lydia is pursuing a Certificate in Community Health Nursing. She joined Tusaidie Watoto Nursery at the tender age of 5 years. Her mother sells vegetables by the road side to earn a living and that is how she has been able to support her family. While in Primary school, you would see Lydia at the roadside selling vegetables with her mother and yet she would always have books by her side to read if they were not busy. She is a jovial character with a smile always on her face. She is also hard working and has told me several times that she would love to build her mother a house and to change the family’s lifestyle.”
If you would like to know more, please email Robert and Penny Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them on 01235 200402