Sponsor a Child’s Education


Most children in Mukuru are living in extreme poverty. Parents are often unable to pay the cost of their children’s school fees. Children stay home to take care of their siblings, do household chores, or try to find ways to bring in extra When sponsoring a child’s education, you join a dedicated group that believes no parent should have to make that choice and that every child deserves an education.

A quality education puts students on the path towards a successful future, where they can meet their basic needs and build a secure life for their families. 

Sponsoring a child is a major investment in their future. Throughout your sponsorship you will create a life-long bond with the child by exchanging letters and photos. Over the years you will watch the child progress in school and hear about their hopes and dreams for the future.

The sponsorship fee is $1750 and is made on an annual basis for as long as you are willing and able to support the child.

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Here’s what you can expect when you sponsor a child

  • An introduction package with a biography and photo of the child

  • 3 letters from the child each year

  • An annual photo of the child

Getting matched with a child can take between 6 - 12 weeks, depending on the wait list and the Kenyan school year.


It’s about changing lives

It is our goal to support the children in Mukuru who are the most susceptible to dropping out of school, and we have implemented a long and arduous process for selecting candidates. We partner with local community organizations to identify at-risk families. Sponsorship is a life-changing opportunity for these families and we passionately believe that opportunity should go to the children who will benefit from it most.

When you sponsor a child, you change a family’s life.

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What can I say? Trust me no amount of words can ever express my gratitude for all that you’ve done to see me make it through.
— Judy in a letter to her sponsor.


Other ways to make a donation:

By Check: Please send checks to AmericaShare at 15 West 26th St. Floor 11 New York, NY 10010

Speak to our office: We can take your card information over the phone if you call us at 212-545-7125


Love the program but would prefer to make a one-time donation?

Designate a general donation towards the Sponsorship Programme. These donations help us pay for unexpected costs like housing assistance for children without homes, tutoring, medical emergencies, and special events.

You may also be interested in our Shining Star Programme.

Sponsorship Fee: $1750 annually or $145.84 monthly