Welcome to Kesho UK

 

Kesho* UK aim to improve the life chances of children through the education of disadvantaged young people in the Kilifi, Bahari and Ganze district in Coast Province, Kenya.

*KESHO means 'tomorrow" in Swahili. Today's education is tomorrow's future

Kesho UK was registered as a charity in the UK on 19th January 2012 and at present meets it's aims by providing funding for Kesho Organisation, a Kenyan charity operating in the Coast Province, and other charities in that area.

It is not free to go to school in Kenya. Many children don't start school or drop out along the way. Even at government schools you have to pay for education.

The Millennium Goals in Kenya identified Kilifi for future investment and development; Kesho Kenya is preparing these young and professional leaders of the future to take up the exciting opportunities on the horizon and make a positive change to their region. In 2017, Kesho Kenya continued supporting 323 children (317 in 2017) on their academic journey from nursery through to university (See table). Financial support Is the gateway through which students, once with Kesho are offered a holistic programme of support tailored to their needs including child protection, leadership opportunities, reproductive health advice and literacy support. With help from the schools and local community leaders last year, Kesho expanded their literacy and health education programmes and also implemented a child safeguarding project in nine schools in the county. Food security was an acute and important issue in 2016 and early 2017 due to a prolonged drought in Kilifi County. Kesho UK responded to this by donating funds for a coordinated famine relief effort. Funds were collected by Kesho UK in 2016 and presented to the Rotary Club of Kilifi by two of our Trustees in January 2017. They also joined the Rotary Club when they distributed the food aid to the Ganze area. All the funds were spent on food. The Red Cross donated transport and volunteers and Rotarians volunteered their time.

 

Registered Charity Number 1145531