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.
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A Student’s Experience in Katesh

Mike was one of the students who visited Katesh in March 2019. He was asked to reflect on his visit. I want to start off by thanking every single one

Day in the Life of a CHES Girl

Being a CHES girl is rigorous and demanding. Free time is at a premium and even when it is available, is often used for extra study. In Tanzania, Irene Peter,

COVID-19 Pandemic – Update:

As you are aware, people worldwide have been impacted by COVID-19. In both Kenya and Tanzania all schools were ordered closed on March 18 and have remained closed in order

Tomatoes for Tanzania 2020

Amid the dangers and restrictions of Covid 19, the 5th annual Tomatoes for Tanzania sale held in Saskatchewan, on May 15 was an outstanding success, but a very different occasion

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day in Tanzania

Tanzania celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8. The evening before, Naomi arrived at CHES House with a seamstress who measured us briefly and left. By 8 a.m. the next morning,

Fundraising Dinner on International Women’s Day

On March 8, just before the virus put a stop to large gatherings, CHES celebrated International Women’s Day with a dinner/fundraiser at the Sapperton Hall in New Westminster. His Excellency

Student Messages

The students have been sending hand written letters. This month, meet Fabiola Silvester! Stay tuned for more messages from the students. We will post them as they are delivered on

CHES Spring, 2020 Newsletter Published

The CHES Spring, 2020 Newsletter has been published! Click here to read all the latest news. Our newsletter is circulated semi-annually and the latest edition is #70. If you'd like

New Westminster’s Citizen of the Year – CHES founder!

Congratulations to Lorrie Williams, New Westminster’s 2019 Citizen of the Year. Lorrie has contributed a great deal to the city and is certainly a most deserving citizen to receive this

CHES Winter, 2020 Newsletter Published

The CHES Winter, 2020 Newsletter has been published! Click here to read all the latest news. Our newsletter is circulated semi-annually and the latest edition is #69. If you'd like to