More than a grade.
Ajiri Tea Company donates 100% of its profits to the Ajiri Foundation. The Ajiri Foundation pays school fees for orphans in western Kenya. This year, we are sponsoring 29 students in school. Eleven students have graduated from our program.
While primary school is free in Kenya, students must purchase books, uniforms, and school supplies, and pay exam fees. We make sure that our primary school students have all the materials they need to attend school. Furthermore, we closely monitor and mentor them to help them to succeed in school. Our Kenyan colleagues, Duncan and Regina, form relationships with the student, their families, and their schools to do whatever we can to help them succeed academically.
Our secondary school students attend boarding schools throughout western Kenya. We pay their school fees, as well as buy their books, uniforms, school supplies, and toiletries. School fees range from about $1000 a year to $1500 a year, depending on the school.
We also pay additional fees for field trips, required school fundraising activities (to buy books for the library, purchase a new generator, etc) and contribute to prize giving days at the school.