Affecto has supported 86 gifted students from rural areas across the country to be able to go back to school in the past three years. This year they will see their first finalists graduate. Affecto started conversations with the Kenyan Ministry of Education to have Affecto’s Centre recognized as a school and for their mentoring programme.
How it improves their lives? Global research shows that with every extra year in school, someone’s income and health increases. The ripple effect of educating and empowering students every year cannot be underestimated. Students will make the change for their families and communities, once graduated.
Cost effectiveness: €1,270 per student per year (when they will provide education themselves, costs will cut by half).
The Affecto Board is diverse. We have an engineer, a doctor, a banker, an educationist and a philanthropist. We have however incorporated a team of volunteers from diverse backgrounds.
In the implementation of the Affecto Leadership and Innovation Centre Project, we have enlisted services of a consortium of specialists. The lead party is an experienced architect.