Light school up partnership to benefit needy students

URIRI, KENYA: Light School in Uriri has intensified partnership campaign to provide scholarship to disadvantaged pupils in the region

With support from partners such as ARRIVE, Global Education Network, The Be Nice Express among others, the school currently sponsors 45 orphans and over 15 former street children.

“These children come from incredibly disadvantaged families. They would have never attained the opportunity of quality education had Light School and her partners not taken this initiative. The curse of illiteracy and poverty force these kids to become child laborers, street children or worse off for girls early pregnancies and early marriages which together with other like-minded partners we are working tirelessly to prevent through our education initiative, said Mr. Jackson Bambo, director and founder of Light School.

Uriri in Migori County like most areas in rural parts of Kenya suffers from chronic poverty and illiteracy. The poorest people, who mostly live in the area cannot find enough employment opportunities to sustain their families.

The misfortune has over and again seen kids grow up to be child laborers, street children and engage in unpleasant professions from a very early age. Lack of proper education is the reason their families cannot get out of the cycle of poverty.

“The ultimate goal of strategic partnerships is to provide quality education of international standard to these destitute children, so that they can eventually extricate themselves from the clutches of poverty,” notes Mr. Bambo.

Presently, Light School sponsors 45 orphans and 15 street children, which it wishes to increase the beneficiaries to 200 within next year. The long term goal is to sponsor children one at a time and work with other partners to improve quality of education.”

 “We believe that each of the graduate students from our school join good secondary school or vocational training to getting good jobs thus moving away from poverty and will be a contributing member of the society.”

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