Kenya Alumni Sponsor Student

The Umoja Alumni Chapter demonstrates how we are Changing Communities One Child at a Time. This group of former Chulaimbo students stays connected to the Umoja family (and each other!) even as they pursue careers and post-secondary education throughout Kenya. They gathered on December 28 to discuss ways to support younger students. The students we…

We’re in the news in Kenya!

Check out this article in The Citizen Voice in Kenya: Global Interfaith Partnership new Executive Director Denise Soltis{Third right} and he colleague present a dummy cheque worth shs 2,611,058 to some of the students they are sponsoring in secondary schools through Umoja Foundation project in Kisumu West Sub-County-Photo By Dickson Odhiambo. By Dickson Odhiambo.  March…

Indiana Students: Come to the Umoja Youth Conference!

We invite middle and high school students in central Indiana to participate in the Umoja Youth Conference on Saturday, January 20. Global Interfaith Partnership’s youth program brings together middle and high school students from various faith traditions to work hand in hand to support their counterparts in Chulaimbo, Kenya. At the Umoja Youth Conference students will: Meet…

Meet Everlyn, a non-traditional student

Many of the students supported by the Global Interfaith Partnership are unable to complete their primary and secondary education in the traditional 12 years. Their schooling is disrupted by family illnesses and deaths, the many challenges of extreme poverty, and, for many girls, cultural pressures to drop out of school after 8th grade, usually to marry young and have children.

It is rare for a student to return to school after dropping out. However, hear Everlyn’s remarkable story.

Why send girls to boarding school?

Ojolla Girls Secondary School students By Ellen Daniels-Howell – Project Leader Often we are asked why we give the girl students the option of attending boarding school since it is more costly than a traditional day school.  We asked one of our former students, Judith, for her thoughts about why boarding school is important for…