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.
Location: Mikindani District, Mombasa, Kenya
e3kids has equipped the school through our various building projects:
Everyone giving a little has a ripple effect… it doesn’t take much to change a life!
This would enrich the food program of our sponsored students. $1 = 2 meals, or a nutritious breakfast and hot lunch daily.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
e3kids representatives regularly review financial accounts during site visits at our partner schools.
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.