Happy Friday everyone! It’s been a busy week for Tailored for Education – we are excited to announce funding for three new projects!
Akili Preparatory School, Kenya
First, Tailored for Education will be providing school uniforms for 75 girls from the Obunga Slums who have been given the wonderful opportunity to get an education at the Akili Preparatory School in Kenya. Akili Prep School is the only girls’ school in Obunga slum. With abject poverty in Obunga, few people can educate and provide the basic needs for their children. They cannot afford the nominal fees charged as tuition by most schools despite the free primary education policy by the government.
The school’s mission is to “prepare girls in preschool through 8th grade to get adequate knowledge and skills for success in education and in life, and to develop strong leadership character that will ultimately enable them to emancipate themselves from the vicious cycle of poverty in the slum and be the change they would want to see in their community.”
Horizons Vocational Training Institute, Cambodia
Tailored for Education is providing 25 school uniforms for girls at the Horizons Vocational Training Institute in Cambodia. Horizons is an organization that assists adolescent girls and young women from very difficult circumstances to finish basic education followed by a highly specialized training in the hotel and tourism industry. The training which follows the ASEAN-approved curriculum is certified by the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism and qualifies the students to work in 4 and 5 star international hotels.
EDEM Foundation, Haiti
Lastly, we are funding our FOURTH project with EDEM Foundation! We will be providing 140 new school uniforms to children attending school in L’Ecole du Village in the small community of Canobert on Ile-a-Vache.
We are thrilled to both welcome our new giving partners and continue our partnership with EDEM Foundation! Have a great weekend everyone!