Educating the Whole Person
Youth from impoverished communities in Kenya do not have access to consistent, quality education
Due to the generational cycle of extreme poverty, developmental capacity is severely limited. This results in substantial gaps and leaves an individual without hope, unequipped to reach their potential, pursue their purpose, secure sustainable employment and a meaningful, fulfilling life.
of Kenya’s population is under the age of 30.
youth or 67%, will reach age 18 with no formal training or marketable skills.
We can break the cycle.
Youth in poverty are often developmentally behind causing gaps in key aspects of emotional, mental and social health. These setbacks set the stage for a lifetime of challenging issues that an education for life environment can equip them to overcome.
Poverty’s trap causes a lapse in education from primary to secondary education due to lack of simple things we tend to take for granted like school fees, uniforms and books. Even ‘free’ schools are not totally free. Parents must still pay for uniforms and books and more often than not, they do not have the money to provide these basics.
What is Educate4Life™?
We EQUIP local young adults from slums and informal settlements, mentoring and training them through whole person education we call EDUCATE 4 LIFE which engages SPIRIT>SOUL>MIND>BODY.
Working from the inside out is how we know we can be most effective, that’s why our mentors are from the communities where we operate and that’s why we are building our offices and community center right in the heart of the communities we serve.
Through this holistic education process, they acquire an understanding of who they are and what they can achieve with a dedicated mindset and someone to walk alongside them as they learn to navigate the world, find purpose, and develop their gifts.
Each student is paired with a mentor and is actively engaged in mentorship groups which bolsters their development and ensures they have the support they need to succeed.
With our ‘no aging out’ model, we equip and encourage our young adults to give back and become mentors who offer guidance to vulnerable children in their communities. This is the beginning of breaking the cycle that poverty causes as these young people now have a solid role model to walk alongside them and show them a new path, the basis of hope for their future. This leads to a shift in their communities, one person at a time…because it takes a whole, healthy person to truly effect change in others.
Our Goals – An Investment Opportunity
Through our Trademarked
EDUCATE4LIFE™ and BUSINESS4PURPOSE™
Program Models we:
- Provide high school scholarships for over 500 youth who are in our program
- Provide mentorship groups and ongoing one-on-one mentorship
- Provide training opportunities for a variety of skills including:
- life skills
- social skills
- job readiness
- entrepreneurial training (micro-enterprise incubator and accelerator)
- Provide higher education for qualifying young adults in our program
- Develop high-caliber entrepreneurs who create businesses that solve societal problems and create jobs for qualified Ambassadors
- Develop a distinguished and fully-equipped workforce to flow into B4P’s Ambatana Community Business and other Empower Hope affiliated companies, and to meet the needs of their communities