Girls Helping Girls - Vashon Island

$790 from 8 donors $2,500 goal

Learn about our story!

Isn’t public school free in Kenya?
The Kenyan government pays for grades K-8. However, families have to pay for their children to attend high school.
What is the cost to send a girl in Kenya to high school?
The range of fees is determined by the quality of the school and if it is a day school or a boarding school. For example: $175 pays for a day scholar for one year in a local high school. Also, $650 pays for a top rated boarding school.
How do you choose the girls that you support?
We send out applications through Seavuria in October and those applicants are screened for us by our partners in Kenya and then sent here to us in November. We gather to read the applications and then use a rubric to determine our choices.
How is your scholarship different?
Our scholarship is different because the main goal is to build a global friendship. We do not want to just send money over to Kenya, we want to get to know the girls.
How do you know the money is benefitting?
We require that the girls send us transcripts of their grades each quarter.

Thanks to...

May 27 Barbara gave $50 for a contribution towards scholarship support through Girls Helping Girls
May 23 Mary M made a $50 contribution
May 21 Marilyn gave $50 for a contribution towards scholarship support through Girls Helping Girls
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Anne gave $200 for a contribution towards scholarship support through Girls Helping Girls
Jan 1 Lisa gave $100 for a contribution towards scholarship support through Girls Helping Girls
Dec 24 Kathlene made a $20 contribution
Jennifer made a $300 contribution
Dec 22 Carol gave $20 for a contribution towards scholarship support through Girls Helping Girls

Please help us continue to support our friends in Kenya through our Scholarship Program!

When you learn about children in poverty who are unable to attend school, it is easy to think, “someone else will take care of that.” But two years ago, eight friends from Vashon Island, Washington decided that ‘someone else’ really needed to be ‘US’! We started an organization called Girls to Girls with the mission of helping Maasai girls in Kenya get an education.

Although each of us has grown up with the gift of education handed to us, we knew that in some parts of the world that isn’t the case; so we set out to help change that.                                                                                

We are working with Seavuria, to help girls receive an education in Kenya. What makes this scholarship program unique is that we form friendships between girls across the globe to inspire and support each other.

Our goal is to raise $2,500 this holiday season so that we can provide scholarships to 4 girls. Last year we raised more than $4000 for scholarships for Kenyan girls and we are excited to continue with our mission.

Will you help us reach our goal? Your donation could make a great holiday gift for family and friends, knowing that their sponsorship has given girls in poverty a chance to change their lives and change their community forever.

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Give a contribution towards scholarship support through Girls Helping Girls

High school is not free in Kenya.  All secondary students who qualify need funding to attend school.  The range of fees is determined by the quality of the school and if it is a day school or a boarding school.  For example:

  • -$175 pays for a day scholar for one year in a local high school.
  • -$650 pays for a top rated boarding school.

Last year we supported 16 girls who attended schools at all levels. Your gift of any amount will help.

SeaVuria - Inspiring students to act globally by connecting them globally!

SEAVURIA is dedicated to connecting students and teachers across the globe, striving to create global awareness and sustainable partnerships.

Using STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curricula, SEAVURIA engages students in the US and Kenya in synchronous studies designed to foster collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving. Global health scientists mentor students over the web, offering career information and cutting edge science ideas.

Technological tools afford us opportunities to connect and engage young people in discussions about important global issues. They learn from one another, serve as role models for one another, realize opportunities and are inspired to take action.

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