Donate to the Canadian Harambee Education Society


We can always use your help!

Where to mail donations:

Canadian Harambee Education Society
#102B – 9030 King George Blvd
Surrey, BC  V3V 7Y3

We accept cheques and money orders in any currency.

We accept e-transfers! Use our email address in the Interac e-Transfer section of any Canadian bank’s online banking app. Please click here or use our contact form if you need assistance with an e-transfer.

Sponsorships and donations can be made by credit card through Canada Helps. (However please be aware that CanadaHelps takes a commission of 4.2% so your donation by cheque or e-transfer is much preferred.) The ‘Donate Now through CanadaHelps’ button will offer you options.

Donate Now Canada Helps

If you are a US taxpayer but have any Canadian income then you may donate to CHES by cheque or credit card in the usual way. Your Canadian tax receipt may be used on your American tax return (up to a percentage of your Canadian income).

US taxpayers who have no Canadian income should send donations to CHES via the American Humanist Society in order to receive a tax receipt. Send the donation with a request that it be forwarded to CHES Canada.

The Humanist Society,  1821 Jefferson Place NW,  Washington,  DC,  20036   USA

The Humanist Society website is:

Tanzania - water tank runs dryWhatever amount you send, we will use at least 95% of it for scholarships, unless you ask us to direct it to a specific program or to organizational expenses.

You can donate as much or as little as you like. The cost of sponsoring a CHES girl is $650 per year for her four-year program.  Your $650 donation allows CHES to to provide a secondary school scholarship and room & board to a girl in Kenya or Tanzania for an entire year. However, there are many other areas in which donations can be well used, either alone or together with other donations.

Please do not send CHES books, clothes, or other items. It is very expensive to ship such things to Africa, and might not be what is needed. It is also our policy to help the local economy by buying books, clothing and supplies from Kenyan and Tanzanian businesses.

You can help us by purchasing some uniquely CHES products

Greeting Cards

Packets of five cards with Louise Paulsen’s delightful paintings of native African animals and scenes of the Kakamega area of Kenya.

Packet of 5: $10.00

woodgatherers giraffe flower woman elephants two women
lion house house and path house and trees


The Call of Katesh


Chris Harker’s third book, THE CALL OF KATESH is now in print. All proceeds from its sale will be donated to CHES.

The book focuses on the town of Katesh, its diverse characters and most importantly, the role the highly successful CHES program plays in the lives of the girls who are sponsored. The author also finds time to entertain the reader with descriptions of amusing episodes from his life as a safari guide and his adventures to seldom visited areas of Tanzania. This entertaining and informative book would make a superb Christmas gift for or from those committed to the ideals of CHES . Cost is $20 if you collect it from the CHES Office. If you’d like it mailed, please add $4 and ensure your postal address is on your cheque.


Emma and the African Wishing Bead

cover of The Wishing BeadValerie Redmond, the Quebec children’s author of Emma and the African Wishing Bead (see, is donating half the proceeds of her book to CHES. The story of the greatest wish of most African girls – to go to school – is tied by a magical bead that joins two distant girls in their hopes and dreams.

Kazuri bead sales benefit abused women in ‘hidden’ villages near Nairobi. This colourful book is suitable for all ages, the bead for 3+ years.

Books purchased through CHES directors in Vancouver (anywhere in the lower mainland) provide a higher return to CHES, however purchases through, Amazon, Chapters or Barnes and Noble websites are of great benefit to CHES and make wonderful children’s gifts.

Each $15.00.
A genuine Kazuri bead attached to a lovely bookmark can be purchased for $5.00 to accompany the book.

White Necklace

cover of White Necklace Chris Harker and his wife Catriona are CHES Directors. Chris donates ALL the proceeds of his book, White Necklace, to CHES. White Necklace captures many of the special moments he and Catriona have experienced during their many visits to Katesh, Tanzania since 2001. Some are joyous, others amusing and a few are tragic, but together they offer a glimpse of what life is like for young people in small-town Tanzania today. Full of interesting Tanzanian information, fun, and a very nice fundraiser for CHES.

Each $10.00