Jimmy Junior Academy – Jimmy Junior Academy Project

Date grant awarded: April 2, 2018

Grantee Name: Millicent Mbero
Project Name: Jimmy Junior Academy
Grant Location: Kanyawegi, KENYA

Project Description: Despite free government education, children from Konyango village, Kisumu County, Kenya still don’t have access to education. Poverty stretches parents to the limit where they can neither afford tuition fees nor buy school uniforms for their children. Further, long distances to public schools prevent young children from enrolling to school early. The Jimmy Junior Academy project works with parents in the community to provide classrooms and learning materials for needy children. The project will include a sustainable feeding program and build new classrooms to accommodate more students and subsequently increase school income which is key to empowering them to support their work on their own reducing over-dependence on outside support.