Impact

CHILDREN, YOUTH, WOMEN SERVED BY OUR PROJECTS.

300+

Pupils Learn with Tech
Elimu Offline eLearning

10+

Children Kept in School
Stay in School Project

10+

Women Entrepreneurs
Sewing Project

10+

Youth Gained Tech Skills
Cisco NetAcad

Our Impact

Together we impact their lives, then they impact their families, villages, communities, and workplaces.

Meet the young people who have passed through Elimu in one way or another and see how it brightened the future for them. You can help us keep making brighter futures with a contribution to our projects. Click here to donate.

HADIJA
From downtrodden
To standing tall!
hadija

Hadija is the first female of her village to complete high school and earn a college diploma. Now she is working in her home area. She is putting her younger brother through high school.

IBRAHIM
From doodler
To designer
ibra

Ibrahim did not realize as a child that his drawing was his future. But with a little guidance he found his talent. Today, he is an Interior Designer building his own business.

JANET
From voiceless to a youth advisor!
ziro

As the last of 10 Janet had no hope of education. But Elimu gave her a sewing business and digital skills. Today she is volunteers as a community youth advisor in her village.

SARAH
Made it to high school and college!
sara

As the oldest at Nyumbani Kwetu Home, Sarah is the first in the family to complete high school and achieve a college diploma as well. The rest are following her footsteps.

CAROLINE
Opportunity knocked and she dove in!
priscah

The last of 8 Caroline’s future was to be early marriage like her sisters. But with Elimu helped here start her own sewing business. She is making a name for herself in her community.

DAVID
From uncertainty to leadership!
priscah

David used to be sent home for lack of school fees. So he would jump the fence and sneak into class. Elimu helped him complete high school. Today he is putting himself through university.

MAGDALENE
The first of 9 to complete high school!
priscah

Her seven siblings never made it to high school and Magdalene’s fate looked the same until Elimu got involved. Today she is the first high school graduate of her family.

ROSE
From dropout to empowered educator!
mariamu

Rose dropped out in Grade 4. By age 18 with two children she was desperate. With her sewing training from Elimu she is now giving her children the education she never had.

MARGARET
From dead end to college grad!
mar

Margaret’s dream of flying didn’t seem possible with no one to pay high school fees. But Elimu did that and she made it to aviation college where she trained as a cabin crew.

JANET
From ‘burden’ to provider!
ziro

As an Elimu sewing graduate Janet proudly announced “I am no longer a burden to my parents!” Later her parents passed away and she became the provider for her siblings.

ELIZABETH
With support diligence bore fruit!
eliza

Hard work is useless without books and supplies. Once Elimu provided Elizabeth’s diligence bore fruit. Her schooling set her on a path to a career in hospitality.

PENINA
From dead end to a new start!
priscah

Penina is the only girl in her family to complete primary school, but she couldn’t get to high school. Elimu started her off with her own business and now she helps support her single mum.

JACKSON
Fending for himself!
priscah

When his mum died Jackson had no one to rely on. Elimu got him through high school and helped him apply for his first job after graduation. Today he provides for himself.

JAMES
A late start to a bright future!
priscah

James started school late because of lack of fees. But once enrolled by Elimu he caught up and excelled. Today he is in college working his way to a career in journalism!

MARIA
She rose above the challenges!
ibra

Poor health got Maria labelled ‘weak’ but her true quality is perseverance. Sewing skills changed her status and made her a provider. She proudly owns livestock.

JOSEPH
From out-of-school to top of class!
ibra

Joseph’s happiest day was his first day of school! It nearly didn’t happen. Elimu’s support and all the school supplies he needed made him top of the class. Now he is at university.

HOSEA
Tech changed his future!
ziro

Volunteering at Elimu Resource Centre, Hosea gained digital skills that he couldn’t get at school. Today he is pursuing computer science at university.

NJOROGE
In future you’ll call him Dr. Njoroge!
ziro

Before Elimu schooling was on and off. But with resources and mentorship Njoroge gained 125 marks in just one year! He is currently at college pursuing his dream of becoming a doctor.

MERCILINE
From no way to her own way!
priscah

Merciline started sewing college and loved it but fees ran out. Elimu stepped in, kept up her training and gave her a machine. Now she is saving to open her own workshop.

MARIAMU
She fought for a different path!
priscah

Her sister was married in primary school, but with Elimu Mariamu followed a different path. Her sewing income gave her the freedom to move her business to another village.

PRISCAH
From dependence to self-reliance!
priscah

Priscah and 10 siblings depended on one brother for everything. With Elimu she found the joy of starting a sewing business. She’s helping put her siblings through school.

NANCY
Seeing a brighter future!
priscah

All 12 sisters were married off. But Nancy’s sewing skills and machine set her on a different path. She’s a breadwinner and recently bought her first pair of eye glasses.

NAOMI
From almost giving up to aiming high!
priscah

Naomi would have dropped out but with Elimu she completed high school. As an intern at Elimu Resource Centre she gained digital skills and the guidance to make it to university.

MARY
Modelling entrepreneurship!
priscah

Mary was to be married off but her local priest brought her to Elimu. Now she runs a sewing business and built herself a traditional home with a room to rent for extra cash.

DOROTHY
She escaped child bride after Gr. 8!
priscah

Her parish priest helped Dorothy join Elimu’s sewing program instead of being married off after Grade 8. Her skills gave her freedom to start her business away from her rural village.

SALOME
From no options to teaching girls.
priscah

As one of 8 children, Salome’s options after Gr. 8 were few. But with sewing training from Elimu and a new machine she started her own business and now trains other girls in her village.

AMINA
Resistance led to following her dream!
priscah

Amina fought for her voice. She worked as a “house girl” to pay for sewing training but the salary was too little. Elimu sponsored her and two years later she started her business.

ANTHONY
From getting a boost to boosting his mum!
priscah

Anthony’s mum couldn’t afford high school. But Elimu stepped in and now he is a graduate. Life is tough with 3 brothers behind him. But these days he helps out from time to time.

Impact Testimonials from our Alumni



  • Elimu Alumni - HADIJA: The first female in her village to complete high school.
  • Elimu Alumni - IBRAHIM: As a kid he didn’t know he had talent … today he knows he is a designer.
  • Elimu Alumni - JACKSON: From school drop out to high school graduate and entrepreneur.
  • Elimu Alumni - BRIAN: From drop out to college student with big hopes for his career.
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  • Elimu Alumni - MAGDALENE: The first one in a family of nine to make it through school.
Elimu Alumni - HADIJA: The first female in her village to complete high school.1 Elimu Alumni - IBRAHIM: As a kid he didn’t know he had talent … today he knows he is a designer.2 Elimu Alumni - JACKSON: From school drop out to high school graduate and entrepreneur.3 Elimu Alumni - BRIAN: From drop out to college student with big hopes for his career.4 Elimu Alumni - MARGARET: High school graduate heading for a career in travel.5 Elimu Alumni - MAGDALENE: The first one in a family of nine to make it through school.6