End of Year Giving Opportunity: Windows for Brighter Futures

Everything we do at Learn for Life Kenya is to inspire hope in young, materially impoverished Kenyans.

We are partnering with Tumaini Children’s Home in Nyeri, Kenya to build a trade school.  The school is a strategic response to staggering unemployment in Kenya. Once open, the 4-story, 29,000 sq. ft Vocational Training Center will teach skills to young men and women through certified programs such as plumbing, culinary arts, and tailoring, to name only a few. Those with skills have income gathering potential.

Learn for Life Kenya’s contributions to the Vocational Training Center:

  • $172,500 in contributions to the Vocational Training Center building project

  • We have added the third and fourth floors to the Vocational Training Center

  • We have added the roof to the Vocational Training Center

  • Our partners are currently preparing to start construction on the building’s external walls

Thank you to all who have helped make these milestones possible!


The Next Phase of Construction: WINDOW CASEMENTS

We ask you to look forward with us at the next phase of construction. Between now and the end of 2018, our goal is to raise $40,000 to add window casements to the entire building. That’s 202 windows in all!  Literally, you can help young people to envision a better future, to catch a glimpse of brighter vistas!

Your donation reaches far beyond brick and mortar construction, beyond adding walls, roof, and window casements.  Your gift enables us to foster dignity by preparing a young person to earn a self-sustaining, living wage.

Learn For Life Kenya is committed to combining goodwill with contextually relevant solutions, strengthened by sound economics and grounded in the recognition that all humanity has dignity as formed in our Creator’s image.


Donations to Inspire and Encourage the Next Generation

Your gift can do more than just provide windows for the Vocational Training Center. For gifts of $350 or more, donors will be invited to send in a favorite quote, word of inspiration or Bible verse (up to 40 words). Upon receiving your gift of $350 or more, we will contact you directly to capture your chosen words.

 If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. -African Proverb

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. -African Proverb


Helpful Year-End Giving Tips

Only gifts made by December 31 can help reduce the amount of taxes you owe in April, so you’ll need to move swiftly! Please keep the following in mind and consult your tax adviser for specific details.

Deadline to Receive 2018 Charitable Tax Deduction

  • Gifts made by check must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2018.

  • Credit card gifts can be made online on or before 11:59 p.m. (EST) on December 31, 2018. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express debit/credit cards.

  • Gifts of mutual funds can take two weeks or more to complete, so please leave plenty of time for processing associated transactions

Posted on November 28, 2018 .