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.
In rural Kenya, you will find people lacking creativity with entrepreneurship skills such as 10 women selling tomatoes next to each other in the market. The more avenues of business you are exposed to, the more opportunities you have to create a unique business. This is why we want to create a secondary school that will give the youth the basics but expand on that with hands-on businesses and yes lots of art and music too. We are planning to grow slowly to keep the costs down and so we can work out issues that arise in smaller numbers. Join us on the adventure of creating this school for boys and girls 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