In line with our mission to alleviate suffering due to poverty, the Amrit Foundation continues to develop grassroot initiatives that provide better education particularly focusing on under privileged children in the rural communities of Kenya.
The Amrit Foundation Trust has been involved in building schools and supporting learning by providing text books and educational material for the community schools around its units and the outreach centres with our partners. The group also sponsors needy students by paying school fees and providing attachment and internship opportunities in its various units.
The foundation supports the girlchild by donating sanitary pads throughout the year to ensure that they do not miss school. The foundation is also looking into investing in vocational and technical training programs. Aquila farm supports access to childcare for employees with children by providing an onsite daycare facility, including childcare, financial assistance for childcare and flexible work options.
Some of the foundation’s initiation in education include:
CHILDREN’S GARDEN HOME & SCHOOL – WAITHAKA
This is a community-based, non-governmental, non-profit charitable organization for orphans, abandoned, abused, desperate and neglected street children regardless of religion, gender, color or tribe. Our objective to the center as Amrit Foundation is to help upgrade the learning facilities, provide learning materials and bedding.
MERCY CARE OUTREACH – NAIVASHA
This is a community-based organization located in Ndabibi area in Naivasha, Nakuru County that looks after over 50 children orphaned by HIV or living with HIV. The foundation supports the center with donation of education materials as well as groceries, daily meals, payment of annual rents and provision of clean water.
In addition, the foundation through its internship program has sponsored a student from the center through a tertiary education for a period six months and later offered employment at Aquila upon successful completion of the course.
Mercy Care Outreach Center has continued to receive further support from the foundation in form of learning materials. The facility has also been upgraded with be the introduction of a library, kitchen facility, dining and recreation area.
NDABIBI PRIMARY & SECONDARY SCHOOL – NAIVASHA
The schools were developed and founded by the Amrit Foundation in conjunction with the local community. Through the foundation, the schools have received donation of desktop computers. In addition, the foundation provides clean drinking water for the school and the local community.
ENKONGÚ NAROK PRIMARY SCHOOL – AMBOSELI
Situated on the southern borders of Kenya in the Kajiado District, at the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, this primary school caters for the children of the local Masai communities. The Amrit foundation has built classrooms and dormitories. The foundation also donates books to the school, sanitary towels to the girls and clean drinking water to the community.
TEULE PRIMARY SCHOOL – AMBOSELI
The CSR initiatives are conducted at Kibo Slopes primary school, which is owned by Teule Children Home in Loitoktok, Kajiado County. The home hosts over 100 children, over 10 teachers and a number of support staff. Our support to this home includes food donation, sanitary towels and clothing.
THIKA SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND
The school has an enrollment of around 200 students. The school follows the standard high school curriculum leading to the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education. Some children are blind while others have impaired vision. Special braille text books and learning aids are used in the school. At the time when there was a fire at the school, the Amrit Foundation through Eka Hotel supported with donation of school shoes, bedding, toiletries among other items. The hotel continues to support the school by giving food donations.