In 2004 a group of 4 people came together and thought that it would be great if they motivated students in our community in Rironi, Limuru area. Our motivation was to bring
hope to kids in public schools who see other kids being picked by buses and well dressed. The kids left behind grow up frustrated and feeling neglected. We needed to motivate
them and also show that public schools can be as good as any other and thus cannot be a limit to their dreams.
We have evolved over the years and came up with a Trust, know as Elimu na Ufanisi Trust. Our source of financing is contributions from trustees. The
main method of collection of money is skip a lunch , a car ride or any other thing and donate a 1000 shillings a month.
In 2010 we launched a scholarship fund which pays full high school fees for 4 years for the top 2 students in either of Nyoro and Rironi Primary Schools (best two to enhance competition
between the students and the schools). Each year we award scholarships to the top two students and we are targeting to raise this number to a total of 8 students by 2014. Arising from this, we now
have 6 (six) students on full scholarship in Kenya High School , Mirithu Secondary School, Kahuho Uhuru, Loreto Kiambu, St. Patrick’s Iten and Chania boys.
We estimate that each student requires 60,000 Shillings a year and therefore 8 students will cost 480,000 shillings a year. Our goal is to have a core kitty of 4 million
shillings which if invested in bond and other papers will give a return of 400,000 shillings a year.
Currently we have about 30 persons who contribute a 1,000 shillings a month which gives 360,000 shillings a month. So we expect that with the return of 400,000 shillings we
shall have a return of 760,000 shillings a year which will sponsor the students and do other developments in the community.
We already have raised 2.5 million shillings for our core kitty. We are planning to hold a fund raising event on 8th June 2013 to raise 1.5