YOUTH EDUCATION
SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM
empowering youth through education
We say, "YES!"
At Arising Youth International, we say, "YES!" to education. Our Youth Education Sponsorship Program (YES) makes it possible for underpriviledged and disadvantaged youths to attend primary school, secondary school (high school) and college/university. 

Through our YES Program, patron sponsors are able to choose from one of our donor levels which matches the cost of tuition for one student per year. Sponsors periodically receive information and photos from his/her student including academic progress evidenced by Quarterly Report Card and Annual Progress Report. 


​​"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change
the world."

-Nelson Mandela 

Sponsorship Needs 
Secondary schools in developing countries including Kenya often impose school fees. These fees are part of the reason that over 58 million children cannot access education. In Kenya, more than 1.7 million youth remain uneducated, with more that 50 percent of students unable to continue with their education into secondary school. ​
How AYI Helps 
AYI's Youth Education Sponsorship (YES) Program makes it possible for underprivileged and disadvantaged youths to attend primary school, secondary school (high school) and college/university. 
How You Can Help
A donation of $15 per month can provide 1 student with a partial scholarship to attend primary school. This sponsorship pays for educational expenses and boarding for underprivileged street boys aged 6-13 years old. 
Sponsorship FAQs

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How are students selected for sponsorship?

To be considered an eligible candidate, the student must be in a disadvantaged position because of the family’s financial status or he/she is orphaned. Proof of disadvantage is required during the selection process. The following is a list of qualifying disadvantages:

  • Child orphaned by death of parent(s)
  • Child living with disabled, chronically ill or aged parent(s)
  • Child is disabled or has chronic health problem
  • Child living in extreme poverty imposed by under-employed/unemployable parents
  • Children from homeless family
  • Child/Family receives no assistance from any extended family members.
  • Child of families who are victims of catastrophic events

How much does it cost to sponsor a student? 

Patrons sponsor students by choosing a donor level which matches the cost of education for ONE student per year​.  The following are our sponsorship options:  Student of Promise, Future Leaders and Higher Learning. 

Student of Promise                      $440

                                                                  Covers educational expenses and boarding for one stdent age 6-13 attending primary school.
 
Future Leaders                              $715

                                                          Covers educational expenses for one student in secondary school.
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Higher Learning Sponsorship
​    $1,000


                                                          Pays for educational expenses for a student attending college or university. 


What if I can't afford to sponsor a student but still want to help?  

Partrons who cannot commit to paying educational expenses for an entire year, can choose the option of providing partial sponsorship by paying $180 or $15 per month.  Simply select partial sponsorship on the form and where you want your donation applied (Voice of Change, Student of Promise, Future of Leaders, Higher Learning). 

How long is the committment?

Each of sponsor is asked to commit to at least one year of support to ensure that students are provided a solid education that can be used as a tool to move forward in life with the exception of partial sponsors who a committed to a specific monetary amount instead.  

How do I make my payment?

Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations and Businesses can become sponsors by completing an application for sponsorship and rendering payment. Sponsorships can be made by a one-time payment, 3 quarterly installments or 12 monthly installments made over a period of one year. Funds are distributed to school three times a year. The following forms of payments are accepted: major credit card, debit card, cash or check.  

Does the money go directly to the student?

Sponsorship awards are not paid directly to awardees.  Funds are deposited into an account until a qualified recipient is identified. Afterwards, we distribute the funds for tuition directly to the school then assist the student with purchasing uniforms and textbooks with the remaining funds. 

Can I communicate with the student I am sponsoring?

Sponsors will periodically receive information and photos from his/her student including academic progress evidenced by Quarterly Report Card and Annual Progress Report. Continued relationship development and sponsorship is encouraged. Satisfied sponsors will be offered an opportunity to continue support and the end of each school year. 

To protect the children’s safety and privacy, personal letters from sponsors to the students or vice versa are managed by the YES Program.



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