From Mwana Education Foundation
|Motto:-» Eradicating poverty through the provision of education and educational materials to the needy and in turn to create a peaceful and harmonious Society and Develop hidden potentials in all humanity to the best of our ability.
Mwana Education Foundation's initial aim is to assist needy children and institutions in Kenya; we target needy academic institutions and learners randomly selected from counties within Kenya, the selection process is done on a quarterly basis within a year. This process is done using both multistage and simple random sampling in order to foster the provision of equitable education for all as enshrined in the United Nations's (EFA) principles.
The EFA goal pre-supposes that the society, schools and tertiary institutions create conditions for the co-education of learners who are born and bred from different social, cultural, economic and religious groups.
The needy students that this foundation targets to assist are from different disadvantaged groups, these include learners from slums who will then be assisted in accessing education by providing support to them through the payment of tuition fees, institutions in arid and semi arid areas and other disadvantaged areas.
In so doing the foundation will also work towards ensuring needy education institutions have relevant ICT infrastructure; this will be done by sourcing for and donating computer equipment with the hope of promoting the educational systems humanization, improve the quality of education and reduce dropout rates of pupils from learning institutions.
Good education to learners enables the integration of the specific or different learner groups into the society contributing to the tolerance development and civic consciousness of the whole society. It means that integrative education contributes a lot to overcoming the main present day social dangers: extremism, tribalism, social tense, caused by the social stratification.
Ours is a social partnership between the foundation, individuals, schools, tertiary institutions and society, developing together with the integrative education functioning, strengthens the connection between the educational system and social institutes, including the (job) labor market. As a result the knowledge and skills of the graduates are able to meet the demands of the society.
The integrative education plays a special role in overcoming discrimination of children from poor backgrounds from accessing education. It will allow Kenya to provide education to thousands of slum and poor children who do not study today and will give them an opportunity to improve their families well-being in future and as a result having a direct impact to the society by reducing social ills like crime and also improving the economy.
Through the education of slum dwelling children, Kenya will also be in a better position to improve the living standards and health status in slums and also to help learners advance technologically and as a result, be in a better position to come up with inventions and innovations.