107% of $10,000 goal
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Kenya’s rate of inflation was 9.5% in November! That number is absolutely heartbreaking especially as we approach the holidays. At KGSA we are proud to pay our teachers a living wage, so they can provide for their families and focus on their students!
That's why we need your help! Your support means that KGSA can increase staff salaries to maintain a living wage next academic year. These hard-working individuals are essential to educating 130 girls every year.
From now until the end of December, we have a match challenge from two women and their families who have been long-time supporters since they volunteered at KGSA years ago. If we can raise $10,000 by December 31st, we can unlock a $10,000 match and raise $20,000 total to invest in the KGSA teachers who work so hard to educate, inspire and empower girls in Kibera.
There are many ways to give to help us make our goal! You can give online, mail in a check, donate stock or contribute from your Charitable Giving Account or Employer Giving Program. Or set up monthly giving in smaller installments if that better fits your budget.
Thank you for partnering with us, so KGSA can support its dedicated teachers and staff with the salaries they deserve during these hard economic times. Please share this giving opportunity with your friends and family - many people are looking for good causes to support at the end of the year.
44% of girls in Kenya don't finish high school.
The Kibera Girls Soccer Academy (KGSA) provides a free, holistic secondary school education to 130 girls annually in Kibera, Nairobi – the largest informal settlement in Africa.
KGSA’s model cares for the whole girl - academics, extra-curricular activities, nutrition, healthcare, mentorship programs, college scholarships and a new dormitory that opened in July of 2021. KGSA unlocks potential, expands opportunities, and enables each girl with the ability to shape her future. Research shows that girls who earn a secondary education earn twice as much and women with higher education earn up to three times as much as their peers with no education.
KGSA was founded originally as a soccer club for girls in 2002 by Kiberan resident Abdul Kassim who recognized the unique challenges that girls faced in his community. Over the years KGSA has grown from a soccer club to a one room classroom with 13 girls to a multi-faceted school. To date KGSA has graduated over 370 girls including 70 who have pursued higher education. Our vision is to harness the power of the #girleffect to create a stronger, more resilient Kibera.
Visit www.kgsafoundation.org to learn more about our mission to educate, inspire and empower girls in Kibera.