Cultivating hope, change and empowerment through education sponsorship, one child at a time.
One Life to Give is a non-profit organization that is devoted to supporting children’s education in rural Kenya through generous hearts and sponsorship. We are not a school but rather a catalyst for change, raising enough funds to help children stay in school by paying school fees, offering counseling services for the youth and empowering the lives of young girls and boys by giving them a chance to learn, grow and create a future of their dreams.
The vision behind the mission.
We all know that children are our future, with hearts and minds open, ready to create a world of purpose, but unfortunately most have begun their journey with hardship, limiting their basic right to education, their basic right to dream. These children are either orphaned, living in a single-parent (or grandparent) home or one of their parents are disabled – without their choice, life is a struggle, and the prospect of schooling becomes a heavy burden. This is where we come in, deeply inspired to ignite hope in children’s lives, to provide them with a single opportunity to learn, develop and reach their truest potential, transforming a spark of hope into change, transforming dreams into real possibility.
How you can lend a helping hand.
You can play a huge role in a child’s life through monthly sponsorship. By paying $48.00 per month, you will be contributing to a child’s education, lending a helping hand to keep them in school and support them on their journey to build a future of opportunity, change and happiness.
The Lives You Are Improving
Yvonne is an only child that was left with her grandmother after her mother left her. Yvonne's mom was not stable enough to care for her so she is thankful to have her grandma. She loves to do drama at school and dreams to become a nurse.
Josephat (Jeff) is on the far right in this picture. He lives with his Mother, Grandmother, and siblings in this home that a charitable lady is allowing them to live in until they can afford rent again. His mother's only source of income is by making and selling liquid soap which is a great craft but often hard to find buyers for.
Sweet Ivy has the biggest smile just like her mama but she quickly covers up her teeth because she is embarrassed. She is a bright student, in fact the highest exam scorer of girls in our program in 2018. Although she lives in a tiny one bedroom apartment with her mom and they struggle to get by, these two are abounding with joy.
Gordon is the oldest of 7 children living with his father and step-mother in this mud home that is crumbling apart. This was one of the toughest living conditions that we witnessed but this is the exact situation that we are called to help , the reason why we do what we do.
Risper is one of the three young single mothers in our program that have been given the chance to get back in school to finish their education after giving birth. Fortunately, she has a cousin that can care for her baby girl when she is away focusing on her studies then they get to be re-united on breaks.
Kids Being Kids
Kenyans are hard-working people and they start working when they can walk. Because of that, we love that we get to give rural Kenyan youth two days of fun at an U16 soccer tournament. If you are interested in being a sponsor of this tournament then please contact John@onelifetogive.org.Youth Soccer