What we do
There is an African saying: if you educate a man, you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman, you educate a family.
Research confirms this wisdom and has shown that educated women become agents for change for their communities and their countries.
The Canadian Harambee Education Society (CHES) helps girls get an education. We:
- provide scholarships to Kenyan and Tanzanian girls who qualify for Secondary School placements, but who need funding in order to attend
- strive to maximize students' success in school and in their communities by supporting their learning and their transition into adult community life
- promote the global commitment of supporters through sponsorship of individual students and projects
- build relationships and promote understanding between supporters and sponsors on the one hand and students and their communities on the other
- support special projects, such as the construction of libraries, dormitories, and computer buildings
- send volunteers from the ranks of retired teachers and other professionals to act as agents
- raise and administer donated funds
- provide income tax receipts to all donors, no matter what size of donation, as a group, individual or organisation.
You can help CHES help girl students in Africa. You can donate, you can sponsor a student or volunteer to be an agent in Africa. Find out how we use your money.
Or you can contact us to find out more about what you can do.