Advancing education in Kenya, one child at a time
Every child has the right to an education that generates and nurtures hope, confidence and success. Since 2006, the Canada Mathare Education Trust (CMETrust) has worked to achieve this right by supporting over 120 ambitious, inspired, promising scholars from the Mathare, an under-served community (commonly referred to as “slum”) in Nairobi, Kenya. CMETrust does this by providing secondary and post-secondary education scholarships to students whose pursuit of education is difficult due to issues related to urban poverty – lack of financial support and vulnerability to violence, crime, and substance abuse, for example. Overall, CMETrust believes that, by having access to a high quality education, scholars are able to develop vital knowledge and skills to create positive change in Mathare and Nairobi at large, changing the trajectory urban poverty can often create.
We work diligently to support our scholars. Here are some unique features of our program:
- Full boarding school tuition coverage
- Provision of uniforms, books, mattresses, room and board, as well as transport to/from boarding school
- CMETrust mentors who support and monitor the progress of scholars while they are away at school
- CMETrust workshops focused on life-skills and personal development to keep scholars engaged when they return to the slum during their school holidays
- A 3-month computer-training course for our graduates
- An active alumni network who use their skills to elevate Mathare and also provide support to fellow graduates
Today, we would like to invite the Kenyan Diaspora to join us in our efforts.
To learn more about CMETrust, please connect with us on social media (facebook twitter) or visit our website: cmetrust.org. You can also meet some of our scholars and hear what their education has meant to them:
As partnership is one of our core objectives, we welcome you to get in touch with us to discuss ideas for collaboration, whether that be events or generally raising support and awareness through the diaspora community. You can email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Direct donations can also be made here.