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ROYAL KIDS PRIMARY SCHOOL FUND / SCHOLARSHIP

Providing education for a child means creating a path to escape severe poverty

e3kids' primary focus is to educate children living in severe poverty.

Our Mission is to equip and empower schools to educate students in great need. Nine years ago, e3kids partnered with Grace and Ngoa Mazera, founders of the Royal Kids School in Mikindani, to provide sponsorship for their orphaned and impoverished students. Our partnership also led to physically helping them build their school through various building projects.

e3kids desires to see every child achieve their dream of becoming what they have been called to become and not settling because of lack of resources or opportunities. These students, outside of being sponsored, would not continue their education. Without a high school diploma, they would be sentenced to living in severe poverty, working laborious jobs and earning less than $2 a day.

Our sponsorship helps empower the vision of the Royal Kids School: regardless of their ability to pay, equipping students to, “Bloom where they are planted."

The school is raising strong leaders with moral character, while developing each students’ gifts — academically, spiritually, physically and socially — and to do so in a manner that brings honor and glory to God.

We believe education breaks the cycle of poverty! Raising one family member out of poverty raises the whole family out of severe poverty.

Stats on the Royal Kids School...

Location: Mikindani District, Mombasa, Kenya

Current Enrolled Students: 796
Scholarship Students: 195
Full-time boarding students: 76+
High school boarding students: 40+

Who leads this project?

Carol Turner

Project Lead

[email protected]

What have we done so far?

  • Over the past nine years e3kids has empowered Royal Kids School to educate 1000’s of primary school students and 100’s of high school students.
  • Enrich the food for students and aid in pay for teachers
  • Supply uniforms, school supplies, and beds for boarders

e3kids has equipped the school through our various building projects:

  • 2010 - Drilled a well to provide clean fresh water to Royal Kids School
  • 2011 - Built and finished 2 large dorm rooms, furnishing beds and mattresses for boarding students. Funds provided for by Paige McDermott and e3kids fund raising efforts
  • 2011 - Remodeled classrooms and built tables for future library
  • 2012 - Built the foundation of the kitchen and dining hall. At the same time, equipped kitchen with energy efficient stoves.  Fredericksburg Christian School and e3kids worked together on this $30,000 plus endeavor.
  • 2012 - Plastered and painted classrooms throughout the school
  • 2013 - Equipped the school with 2 libraries; over 1000 books
  • 2014 - Helped build addition onto foundation of kitchen for additional classrooms
  • 2015 - Plastered and painted classrooms
  • 2016 - Cabinets installed for classroom libraries and stocked with books for each grade level
  • 2017 - Assisted in building a new high school building at the Jomvu Royal Kids School; plaster and painted rooms
  • 2017 - Equipped the High School science labs; added to the libraries inventory
  • 2018 - Painted and furnished chemistry lab with tables, stools, cabinets, microscopes, and chemicals for the year
  • 2018 - installed TV, computers, books and fans in the libraries

What do we hope to do?

  • Construction: We hope to continue to equip the school with the ability to execute more construction projects help to create a better learning environment. e3kids has already funded dorms, classrooms, kitchens, dining halls, bathrooms, libraries, science labs, and a water well.
  • Sponsorship: e3kids believes every child should have the opportunity to receive an education.  $40 keep the majority of children from being able to attend school.  Every Child in Kenya who goes to school is requires having 2 school issued uniforms, school supplies, and pay a registration fees. The lack of financial resources prevents over 40% of the students currently attending the Royal Kids School from having an education. These students are on partial or full scholarship provided through our partnership. Most of our scholarship students’ parents make less than $2 a day. The reality: no one in the family goes to school.  e3kids partners with the program to provide money for teacher's pay, uniforms, and supplies. We have also enriched the food for all students attending through the scholarship program to provide better nourishment throughout the learning-intensive day.

How can I help?

Everyone giving a little has a ripple effect… it doesn’t take much to change a life!

PRIMARY SCHOOL SPONSORSHIP:
  • We hope to increase primary school sponsorship by $2000/month
  • Add 85+ primary sponsors at $25/month (that could be YOU!)

This would enrich the food program of our sponsored students. $1 = 2 meals, or a nutritious breakfast and hot lunch daily.

HIGH SCHOOL SPONSORSHIP
  • There are 10 rising freshmen that hope to continue their education through sponsorship. Total cost: $10,000
  • We hope to increase high school sponsorship by $830/month
  • Add 21 sponsors at $40/month (that could be YOU!)

Frequently Asked Questions

What does sponsorship money provide for the student?

Money donated towards student sponsorship helps pay for the cost of students’ tuition which includes teacher salaries, uniforms, and school supplies such as textbooks.  It also provides for the feeding program at the school, as well as other basic needs such as mattresses and mosquito nets.

Am I sponsoring a single child?

A sponsor does not sponsor a single child, but sponsors all the children in a particular program.  There are two types of e3kids sponsorship programs.  The primary school sponsorship program provides for all the needs of scholarship students between preschool and eighth grade. All primary school students attend Royal Kids School.  The high school sponsorship program provides for all the needs of scholarship students attending high school.  Our high school sponsorship program covers attendance at various high schools throughout Kenya.

How much does a monthly sponsorship cost?

Sponsors may select several different levels of monthly commitment or decide on their own amount based on their ability to give.  Yet, to fully provide for a primary school boarding student’s education costs $65 per month and to fully provide for a high school student’s education costs $100 per month.  Since not everyone can commit to the full amount needed for each student, any level of monthly commitment makes a difference.

Do you receive monthly updates/pictures of where the money goes?

The e3kids website is updated regularly with pictures and stories about the students’ performance in school.  Sponsors receive quarterly updates in the mail which provide an overview of students’ progress as well as a feature article on an individual student. If the sponsor gives to the high school students program, the quarterly update includes a handwritten letter from the featured student.

Can you communicate with your sponsored child?

Since sponsors support several children within a particular program, they cannot directly correspond with one child.  However, high school student sponsors may send an e3kids designed care package several times within a year and include a personally addressed card to a particular high school student.  Primary school student sponsors may also send e3kids designed care packages several times within a year, but they must be personally addressed to a particular class year.

Can you mail gifts to the students?

Any parcels sent to Kenya are charged with a tax that must be paid by the recipient.  Since e3kids regularly sends representatives to visit the students, we encourage sponsors to send gifts through representatives traveling to the country.

How does e3kids ensure that the money is used towards student needs?

e3kids representatives regularly review financial accounts during site visits at our partner schools.

Are there other ways to donate?

Besides sponsorship, donations can be made to building projects which directly benefit primary the primary school students and can be given as a one-time donation.  e3kids also accepts in-kind donations, such as school supplies or children’s clothes.  Since e3kids representatives regularly visit the sponsored, donated items are regularly brought to the school.

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Kids and education are fundamental to the mission of e3kids International, a U.S. based non-profit organization that supports schools, libraries, orphan care and clean water projects in Africa and Central America. Partnering with locals in Kenya and Guatemala, we find community-based solutions to equip, empower and educate youth to overcome extreme poverty. We also promote cross-cultural service learning through school outreach, missions and volunteerism.

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