FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 28, 2021
Kayleigh Mencia: email@example.com
The Embassy of Japan in Kenya and Asante Africa Foundation Commit to the Project for the Construction of Classrooms and Toilets at Oloorng’anayio Primary School
On Friday, February 26th, Ambassador Horie Ryoichi, from the Embassy of Japan in Kenya, signed grant contracts with 5 grantee organizations, including Asante Africa Foundation, who will bring the construction of 5 new classrooms and 7 Doors-Toilet to the Oloorng’anayio Primary School. The grants will benefit more than 3,200 students in various regions of Kenya.
Since the pandemic, there were more youth, especially girls, out of school than ever seen before, while youth in school struggled to gain basic skills. It is imperative that girls are given a safe space, with the necessary sanitation facilities to not only stay in school, but to feel comfortable during learning. Research shows that youth, specifically girls, lose the skills they gain in school upon leaving, resulting in a global learning crisis that has only been deepened by COVID-19. Despite constant efforts, we, as a community, remain to fail too many girls; however, this is not an unsolvable problem.
On par with Asante Africa Foundation’s models, recent post-COVID research shows that the most effective interventions included safe learning environments, food and take home rations, sanitation facilities, and scholarships. These include:
- Addressing the cost of schooling (scholarships, materials, etc.)
- Providing sanitation facilities and materials
- Improving access to schools (housing, transport, etc.)
- Providing food in school or take-home rations
In partnership with the Embassy of Japan in Kenya, Asante Africa Foundation and Oloorng’anayio Primary School continue to support rural children’s education in the “last mile communities” of Kenya.
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About Asante Africa Foundation
Asante Africa Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit educating East Africa’s youth to tackle life’s challenges, thrive in the global economy and catalyze positive change. They partner with local communities to address the root causes preventing children from receiving a quality education and provide tools to apply their knowledge beyond the classroom. Learn more at
www.asanteafrica.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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