J489N Oasis Africa Australia Development Project

Kenya, Africa

The Situation 

J489 Oasis Africa works to create a better future for the disadvantaged and underprivileged children from Africa’s largest urban slum, Kibera. Oasis Africa have worked in Kibera since 2006 where they have found a significant rate of primary school students are unable to continue their education into secondary school. Although primary schooling in Kenya is ‘free’ for students of parents living below the poverty line, there is no available financial means to progress students into secondary education. As a result, many academically able students are forced to drop out and not reach their full academic potential. Project J489 provides high school and university scholarships for children in the slum community and a mentorship program for these students to support them holistically through their studies. 

The Objectives

  1. The project focuses on providing access to quality education to boys and girls equally, through High School and University Scholarships. 
  2. The projects purpose centres around “Freedom from Poverty through Education”. The project provides a student with a scholarship that includes; full school fees, board/accommodation, class materials, school uniforms and personalised mentoring focusing on leadership and social development.
  3. The student scholarship program is a key step to breaking the poverty cycle for these children, their families and the community. The students gain highly employable skills through advanced education, trade or business qualifications, putting them in the most favourable position to be significant income earners in the future.

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