In 2012, as students of Virginia Tech, nine of us set our sights on traveling to Africa to implement a curriculum we had been creating during a study abroad program.We worked with primary school students at the Bambakofi Academy, a boarding school started and funded by a Swiss NGO ATKYE.
The Kenyan school system, like numerous other educational systems is broken in many ways. For these kids, education is their only key to a better life.
The students are bright, talented and personable; they just have insurmountable obstacles ahead of them. Funding is the only thing holding these students back from reaching their goals and bettering Kenya.
The Taaluma Project was created as the tool to create change. Our originial goal was to raise monetary funds to provide scholarships to fund the graduating class of Bambakofi through secondary school for four years.
We are happy to say, over the past year The Taaluma Project has flourished. We have started a chapter at Virginia Tech, received numerous grants, and have expanded to helping other non-profits around Africa. With your help, we can continue to grow, and bring more smiles to the faces of well deserving children.
We just have one question for you. Where would you be without your education?
The Taaluma Team
"We left Kenya having never smiled a smile so genuine, our hearts were forever impacted by our new family at Bambakofi."