INTRODUCTION TO FUNDRAISING FOR ACADEMIC COUNSELLING, LEADERSHIP TRAINING AND LIFE SKILLS PROGRAM
The MASH Foundation takes a holistic approach to caring for vulnerable children: considering their social and physical development as well as their education achievement. This program seeks to increase access of vulnerable children to academic counselling, life skills training and basic IT training.
Children from ages 12-20 years will be the focus of this program.
With nearly 7% HIV/AIDS rates in Kenya, there are an increasing number of orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya. These children and young adults from single parent or orphaned backgrounds are in need of support and guidance, in addition to a school education. The MASH Foundation will provide academic and social support for these pupils.
TARGET SCHOOLS AND SCOPE
- Gachoka primary school
- Mutomo primary school
- St Angela’s academy
- Book shine secondary school
- Gaichanjiru primary
- Gaichanjiru secondary school.
So far the program has reached 500 pupils in three schools. With greater support, the MASH Foundation trust aims to train more than 2000 pupils per year.
COST AND BUDGET
IT classes and counselling sessions for one year will cost $2890 per school.
$964 per term is the per term cost of running the program . There are three terms per year and each term is three months.
Transfer of skills information to pupils enacted through short lectures and discussions.
Learning activities will be provided once a week per every school, totalling 8 hours a week, 32 hours a month and 288 hours a year.
Pupils will be trained in study skills(how to revise, how to organize their time, how to improve their memorization skills, best exam practice).
During counselling sessions pupils will be taught reproductive health (including HIV & STI’s), advised on emotional wellbeing.
Pupils will be given basic IT training on Microsoft Office programs.
2.0 Anticipated Outcomes
a. The children will improve their decision making skills and self-esteem, a point often overlooked.
b. Pupils in Kenya are traditionally used to a very didactic style of teaching rather than teacher-led discussions and original thinking, which academic counsel will help to promote. The most measurable outcome will be the prospect of higher grades in their final exams (Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education), which will lead to greater opportunities (a better secondary school, the prospect of sponsored university etc.)
c. Pupils will gain basic IT skills and in future they may choose further study in information technology (IT ).
HOW TO SUPPORT AND FUNDRAISE
Monthly, termly or yearly donations to any of the target schools mentioned can sent through the Mash foundation trust. Interested individuals, corporations, colleges and universities can also donate their old laptops and computers to the target schools.
Please fill in one of our online donation forms and tell us what you are interested in supporting.