Education changes everything.

Help us break the poverty cycle for our 

students in East Pokot.

How It Works

Give the gift of quality education

What would your life be like without education? For most of us, growing up without the opportunity to go to school is unfathomable. But for the communities we work with in East Africa, it’s the norm.

According to a study by UNICEF, 44% of girls and 34% of boys (10 to 19 years old) from the world’s poorest families have never attended school or dropped out before completing primary education.

At So They Can, we know that education is key to breaking the poverty cycle, which is why we've made it our mission to provide quality education to some of the most vulnerable communities in Kenya and Tanzania. We do this through improved learning conditions, teacher training and development, and inclusive partnerships with the community and in-country governments. All of this is possible due to the generosity of people like you, whose regular donation ensures that we can continue to run our projects and change the lives of the children we work with. 

Where does your investment go?

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Quality teaching

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School and classroom improvements

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Learning resources

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School feeding programs

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Access to clean water

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Keeping girls in school

study

Quality teaching

books icon

Learning resources

Infographics for website

School and classroom improvements

plate and cutlery icon

School feeding programs

water icon

Access to clean water

icon school children

Keeping girls in school

Our Community

Life in East Pokot, Kenya

Growing up in East Pokot is full of challenges — from harsh climatic conditions and inadequate infrastructure, to limited education and the some of the highest illiteracy rates in East Africa.

Many children are put to work before completing school, and girls are subjected to harmful traditional cultural practices such as female genital cutting, as well as early marriage.

Getting a quality education in East Pokot is a rarity. While primary school is free in Kenya, the schools are only able to offer very basic, sub-standard education to their communities. The largest population of the community has not known the benefits of going to school. There is persistent shortage of teachers in schools, making it difficult for teachers to effectively manage their students. 

Your sponsorship enables us to work with our collaborative schools to deliver our projects that lift the standard of education. Find out more about these projects and how your sponsorship will empower the most vulnerable students in East Pokot to receive a quality education here. 

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