“Education is the foundation upon which we build our future. “
-Christine Gregoire
Based on the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics report, it is estimated that 2.4 million Kenyans have no formal education at all and another 16 million only have an education up to primary levels. If every child in developing nations were able to read or were literate it is estimated that 171 million people could possibly be lifted out of poverty. Missions for Orphans is helping to provide what monetary assistance there are available to avoid the major factors that negatively impact the learning outcomes in Kenya. 
     Missions for Orphans found needs for schooling in 2 different villages in Kenya. We built preschools in Turkwel and West Pokot. At these preschools MFO provides not only an education for the preschool children but also provide meals for them as well. Each school has 50 children who attend. Each child who attends gets porridge as their meal which is made with Beans, Millet, and Maize. This is to give them the best nutrients possible for the needs of the children to ensure not only the growth mentally but also to make sure they are healthy and not malnourished. 

     At each preschool there is a primary teacher who lives on site in a hut. The teachers for these preschools make $50 a month (USD). The teacher is responsible for building a foundation for these children that includes introducing cultural traditions, as well as language/literacy, science, math, art, sensorial activities, and positive social interactions. For many of these children this might be the only meal they will recieve for the day. Because this is a rural, poverty stricken area, primary and secondary schooling requires school fees. If there is no school available and the families can not afford school fees, this could be the only education that these children may receive. 

Monthly Fees:
       Food: $90
      Teachers Salary: $50
Kipsaina Village Kids
      Schooling in Kenya comes at a cost that many villagers can not afford. On average it costs 1000 Kenyan Shillings ($10 USD) a quarter to send a child to primary school, 5000 Kenyan Shillings ($50 USD) a quarter to send a child to secondary school, and 15000 Kenyan Shillings ($150 USD) a quarter to send a child to high school. This does not include the prices for school uniforms or materials that need to be supplied for the students to work.
     Missions for Orphans is currently supplying the amount needed for school fees, uniforms, and materials for 39 children from the village of Kipsaina. Three of which are in special schools for children with special needs. Our goal is to get all of these children through high school with the later option of university or trade.  It is important to Missions for Orphans to not only supply these children with an education to last their lifetime but to also teach them the importance of self-sufficiency. 

Pricing: (Per Child)
          Primary: $10/quarterly
         Secondary: $50/quarterly
         High School: $150/Quarterly
Special Education Program: $50/Quarterly
         Uniforms: $12
 School Shoes: $20/highschool  $10/primary
         Backpacks: $10
         School Supplies: $8 
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