Teach a Child Africa is an NGO supporting needy orphans through secondary school in Kenya. This video gives a taste of what we were up to at the 2012 annual gathering held in December in Kenya. The charity carries out work in western Kenya where communities have been hit by the HIV/AIDS crisis, leaving children without a support network or a chance for education.
TaC students at the 2012 gathering, Nyamira Girls' Secondary School in Nyanza, Kenya
'Teach a Child - Africa' (TaC) enables children who have been orphaned by AIDS to complete their secondary education. We are working in Nyanza Province, Kenya, where primary education is free, but secondary school fees must be paid. Many are forced to drop out of school because their carers are too poor to pay. The need is great, over 12 million children in sub-Saharan Africa have lost one or both of their parents to AIDS.*
In 2013, TaC is providing bursaries for 41 children to attend secondary school and develop the skills to fight poverty and reach their potential in life. With the help of our generous donors, 27 talented youngsters have completed their secondary education since 2010. Many of these have progressed to higher education.
We believe that every child has the right to complete their secondary education regardless of their gender, ethnicity, religion or political affiliation. Together we can help children orphaned by AIDS to finish school and reach their potential. Give a donation today and help to teach a child.
TaC-Africa is grateful for the support of Mr Isaac Awuondo who has accepted the invitation to be patron of the Kenya affiliate.
Isaac Awuondo is the Group Managing Director of Commercial Bank of Africa Limited the largest privately owned commercial bank in East Africa focused on Corporate, Personal and Investment Banking; with operations in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Nairobi and trained in London as a Chartered Accountant.
TaC is delighted to welcome Kyle who has voluntered to help at the student gathering in Kenya this December.
Kyle is a biochemistry student of Howard University (US) who is spending a year studying at Oxford as a 2012-2013 English-Speaking Union of the United States Luard Morse Scholar. He has previously interned for the Community Action Partnership’s Human Development Corporation and served as a site coordinator/collector with ‘Shoes for Kenya.’ He is eager to volunteer with TaC Africa because of his passion for healthcare and mentorship.