Last year One Life to Give and Vox partnered up to train 12 Kenyan community members how to repair water pumps in rural Kenya. Those newly trained mechanics went out and repaired 30 wells last December. This December and January they same team will attempt to fix 40 wells! By giving towards a clean water project, you will be bringing over 15,000 people clean drinking water which lessens the chance of water-borne illnesses and saves hours on walking towards other water sources.
One Life to Give is hosting our 5th Soccer Tournament in December 2019. We are busy planning out all the details once more for our U16 tournament held in rural Kenya that promotes peace in the midst of political unrest. The community will come together to watch 12 teams work towards taking home a trophy and cash prizes for each player on the top two teams. This year will even be a more special tournament. We are going to host our first U16 girls tournament. 8 girls teams will play and will get the same prizes as the boys do.
Did you know that high school is not free for Kenyans? Students have to pay between $200-600/ year for their education. We need your help keeping these 58 students in school so please consider sponsoring a child or giving a year-end donation. United Nations Human Development Reports state 43% of Kenyans are living off of $1.25/ day so you can see how difficult or impossible it can be to put your child through school. Typically, families put their sons through high school instead of their daughters because they rely on their daughters getting married. We go and identify students that are in need of school fees, and you don’t have to look far to find them. Nothing makes us happier than seeing the burdens being lifted off families or orphans when you let them know they get to go to school because someone provided for them. How do you know your donation goes directly to a student’s education? Each December we travel to Kenya and pay each student’s yearly tuition directly to their schools’ bank account under each child’s name. We use this system because we want to know that each child is covered and because we are held accountable to our donors.
One Life to Give recognizes that skills are the way of the future for Kenyans and we are excited to give our students hands-on learning experience so they can create their own careers. This School will give 150 youth in rural Kenya the tools and techniques to create their own business plus give them access to jobs so they can improve their financial environment. Our project will include programs for tailoring, plumbing, carpentry, hospitality, entrepreneurship, web design, visual arts, dance, and alternative techniques in farming. With our Vocational Center being on campus the students in our program and graduates can get paid a living wage for the work completed. The goal is to have the school and vocational center be self-sufficient through an operating Bed & Breakfast Inn, farming projects, and through our tailoring program. Join us on the adventure of creating this school for youth in rural Kenya that will truly bless this village for years to come.
One Life to Give is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that assists the youth of developing countries by means of contributions to further their education, thereby, providing the youth a better opportunity to rise out of poverty.
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All donations can be payable to: One Life to Give PO Box 1114 Koloa, HI 96756