If 50 People Donate $10, Then The Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions Can Fund a Year of School for Two Children in a Kenyan Orphanage

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  • Assists pupils at Busia Compassionate Centre
  • Covers educational expenses
  • Helps build solid foundations

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According to a 2008 UN AIDS report, of the 2.6 million orphaned children in Kenya, up to 1.4 million have been orphaned as a result of AIDS. While the Kenyan government subsidizes the tuition costs of primary schools, secondary-school tuition and all other education expenses––including uniforms, textbooks, and school supplies––are an additional fee, which is often incommensurate with an orphanage's budget. In addition to providing economic aid to Kenyan families affected by AIDS, The Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions (WOCCU) supports the Busia Compassionate Centre, an organization that cares for and educates orphaned children, by helping to maintain its facilities and providing supplies and educational scholarships.

Currently, the 69 residents of Busia aged 3–21 include 31 in primary school and 26 in secondary school, and more than one-third of them are HIV positive. The center provides students with a comprehensive education through secondary school, with the goal of helping them to build a solid foundation and avert poverty, which, according to WOCCU, affects roughly half of all Kenyans. A $250 scholarship can fund a full year of school for one student, covering the costs of exam fees, uniforms, school supplies, and tuition (when it is required). In the last three years, WOCCU has garnered enough donations to fund scholarships for more than 50 Busia residents.

Join G-Team and donate $10 to help fund scholarships for students of the Busia Compassionate Centre. If G-Team members raise $500, WOCCU can fund one year of education expenses for two students. Each additional $250 raised will fund another scholarship.

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