Don’t let a bright girl’s ambitions end with Primary School.

  • Girls in Kenya and Tanzania can’t go to high school if they have no funds for fees.
  • CHES provides scholarships to female students who meet scholastic standards.

Why girls?

  • Girls often lose in the competition for scarce family resources.
  • School fees are more than the total annual income of poor rural families.
  • Families often choose only to help their sons.

Help us help them!

  • You can help a student by becoming a donor, sponsor, or agent. At least 95% of your scholarship donation goes to support the CHES girl’s education.
  • While CHES is based in Canada, we accept support from anyone, anywhere! A donation of any amount is much appreciated and helps with the many expenses of our frugal organization.
Donate Now Canada Helps

Donate through Canada Helps, or check other ways to donate.


Sask in September

Naomi Saulo’s Visit – Saskatchewan

More photos and a trip report from CHES Tanzania's treasurer Naomi Saulo's visit to balmy Saskatchewan: Naomi in Saskatchewan

Rainforest at Goldstream Park

Naomi Saulo’s Visit – BC

See more photos and read the complete trip report here: NaomiVisit2018.

Naomi at AGM with Joy Ruffeski

Photos from CHES AGM

Here is a shot of CHES's Tanzanian treasurer, Naomi Saulo, at the Canadian Harambee Education Society's September 8th Annual General Meeting with executive director, Joy Ruffeski:

Tanzania - writing letters to sponsors

Do You Love to Travel and Learn about Other Cultures?

Have you seen our post about the Huber’s experience as CHES agents in Kakamega? You, too, could have this life-changing experience! You will have a lot of fun and adventure

Lorrie at AGM

Canadian Harambee Education Society – 2018 AGM

The CHES AGM was held Sat., Sept. 8th, 2018, at 2 p.m. in the New Westminster Centennial Community Centre. The meeting was well attended. Lorrie Williams opened the meeting and

News article about CHES’s founder, Lorrie Williams

Read the New Westminster Record article here.

Visitor from Tanzania in September

We have learned to our delight that NAOMI SAULO, our mainstay volunteer treasurer in Tanzania has acquired a visa to visit Canada, has bought her ticket, and will be here

Peninsula U-Brew Winery “Customer Appreciation Day”

Peninsula U-Brew Winery Fundraiser 2018 On the last Saturday in June every year, the Peninsula U-Brew Winery in Sidney hosts a Customer Appreciation Day. Food, drink

Louise Paulsen

In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that we pass on the news that Louise Paulsen died on May 6. Since the early days of CHES, Louise had been a Director, taking

Our Life as CHES Agents – Linda and Larry Huber

Linda and Larry Huber from Regina, Saskatchewan served as CHES agents in Kakamega, Kenya from October 30, 2017, to February 28, 2018. It was a rewarding experience for two important

CHES Celebrates International Women’s Day

The Canadian Harambee Education Society was very fortunate to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) with a very special Kenyan guest, High Commissioner John Lanyasunya and his Secretary Isaiah Koech, on

Gordon Brown Describes How the New Kenyan CHES House Came to Be

The story of the building of the new CHES House is really a story of the many facets of CHES; all coming together to fulfill a dream. My CV is