We are dedicated to providing access to education in the Turkana region and there are many ways that you can help us achieve this. You can either make a regular annual donation, make a one-off donation or even offer your time and talent to host a fundraiser.

Become a regular donor

Your donation allows you to ensure that a child is able to go to secondary school for a whole year, making them one step closer to being able to break the cycle of poverty. It costs between CHF200 - CHF500 (CHF350 being the average) to send a student to secondary school for one year, depending on whether he/she goes to a day school or to a boarding school. So for the cost of a daily coffee (CHF3.80) you could finance the secondary education of 4 children for one year.

Still not sure? Well, just have a read through the FAQ below and get a full understanding of what “giving” involves.


Giving

For those of you who do not feel able to become a regular donor, you can always send us a one-off donation. Any amount, large or small, will be greatly appreciated and 100% of it will go to financing a child’s education.


FAQ

It costs between CHF200 - CHF500 (CHF350 being the average) to send a student to secondary school for one year, depending on whether he/she goes to a day school or to a boarding school. Secondary education lasts for four years. Extra funds are often needed for the students’ books, school uniforms and other necessities.

Yes. If it is not possible for you to continue making an annual donation, please inform the Fund Coordinators as soon as possible. If you are moving away and leaving the Parish, you can continue contributing, but in such a case, please let the Coordinators know your new address details so that we can stay in touch.

There is no direct contact with the students. Fr Kufre-Abasi Afangide is sending us photos of the students which are being posted on this website and also on Instagram. We are also posting on this website the students “thank-you” letters. Fr Kufre is keeping us informed on the general progress made by the students.

No administration costs are deducted from the Fund so this means that everything you donate is put to good use. Fr Kufre keeps in close contact with the students and reviews their progress so that they make the most of the opportunity they have.

The Turkana Education Fund sponsored 78 students in 2016 and is now sponsoring 113 students in 2017. The school year runs from January to December.

To make a donation, please fill out a donor’s form (see the yellow button above) and then email it to turkanaeducationfund@gmail.com. The information given on the form will be kept confidentially by the Fund and only used to communicate with you. Your contribution can be paid at any time during the year via bank transfer to the account listed on the form.

Please contact your accountant or a tax adviser on this. The Parish Bookkeeper will provide you each year with a receipt documenting your contributions that can be used for tax filing purposes. Please tick the appropriate box on the donor’s form

The Fund was founded by the late Doreen Bassam, a parishioner of St. John XXIII Parish in Geneva. A team of parishioners manages the Fund and its activities are reported to St. John XXIII Parish’s Assistance Abroad Committee.