Students attend outside assembly at Gambela Primary School
Fundraiser For Kenyan Refugee Children
Gambela Primary School
Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya
The United Nations Association, Westchester (NY) chapter has pledged to help raise $30,000 (which will be matched 100%) to support the Gambela Primary School in Kakuma Refugee Camp (Kenya) to:
- Build one new classroom
- Improve water and sanitation facilities
- Provide desks, school uniforms, and school bags for 40 students over 10 years
- Help with textbooks and pay teachers’ salaries for one classroom for 10 years
- Support special teacher training, in order to teach children who have gone through severe trauma, such as these refugee children.
The Kakuma Refugee Camp was established in the early 1990s and is managed by the Kenyan government and the Kenyan Department of Refugee Affairs in conjunction with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The camp has over 190,000 residents and 17 primary schools. Gambela Primary school has over 3,300 students, of whom over 40% are girls. The current teacher: student ratio is 1:95. If we reach our goal of $30,000, generous donors will match all the funds! Please donate what you can!