In line with our mission and Sustainable Development Goals, the Amrit Foundation Trust continues to develop grassroot initiatives that provide better education particularly focusing on under-privileged children and the youth in various communities in Kenya.
The foundation has been involved in construction of schools, expansion of classrooms and supporting education by providing text books and learning material for various schools around its units and outreach centres with our partners. The foundation has also sponsored needy students by paying tuition fees, 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 are not absent from school. The foundation is also looking into investing in vocational and technical training programs.
Some of the foundation’s initiatives 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 CENTER – 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 educational materials as well as groceries, daily meals, payment of annual rent and provision of clean water. The facility has also been upgraded with the introduction of a library, kitchen facility, dining and recreation area.
In addition, the foundation through its internship program has sponsored a student from the center for tertiary education for a period of six months and later employed at Aquila upon successful completion of the course.
NDABIBI PRIMARY & SECONDARY SCHOOLS – NAIVASHA
The schools was developed and founded by the Amrit Foundation Trust in conjunction with the local community. Through the foundation, the school has received a donation of desktop computers. In addition, the foundation provides clean water for the school and local community.
ENKONGÚ NAROK PRIMARY SCHOOL – AMBOSELI
The school is situated on the southern border of Kenya in Kajiado District, at the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. The Primary School caters for the children of the local Maasai communities. The foundation has built classrooms and dormitories. The foundation also donates stationary, sanitary towels to the girls, mosquito nets and clean water to the school and community.
TEULE PRIMARY SCHOOL – AMBOSELI
The CSR initiatives are conducted at Kibo Slopes Primary School, which is owned by Teule Children’s 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 Government 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 Trust through Eka Hotel supported them with a donation of school shoes, bedding, toiletries among other items. The hotel continues to support the school by giving food donations.