Many bright, but disadvantaged youth in Kenya need help with university fees. We assist and also require the development of a community project that the student leads during their university career.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Youth who are bright and motivated, though disadvantaged, have the potential to provide leadership to their country, but because of lack of school fees, they often cannot get a university education and thus cannot realize their potential. PATHWAYS Leadership for Progress offers scholarships to motivated youth to the University of Nairobi with the provision that they must lead a community development project. We have 14 scholars but here, only highlight three, Nafisa, Dennis, and Michael.
How will this project solve this problem?
Obtaining a university education will equip the youth with the skills they need to obtain a good job and to assess the problems confronting their country. Working on a community project will develop future leaders who will learn to "pay it forward".
Potential Long Term Impact
We will help Nafisa, Dennis, and Michael who are disadvantaged yet motivated youth to get a university degree and to also help their community. Nafisa: poultry rearing and sanitary towel making; Dennis: tree planting; and Michael: cassava growing.
PATHWAYS does not just sponsor you, it teaches you how to become a real leader. I never knew I could be important to my community, but through PATHWAYS I have made it. I want to help my community. - Nafisa Ayuka, PATHWAYS scholarship recipient