In 2013, Kathy Kempff and Christine Kempff embarked on a remarkable journey by founding Moja Tu, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational sponsorships to students from impoverished backgrounds in Kenya. A decade later, Moja Tu’s impact in 2023 is nothing short of extraordinary, focusing on fostering education, empowering communities, and nurturing the dreams of young minds.
Let’s delve into Moja Tu’s remarkable achievements of 2023 and reflect on the organization’s inspiring journey over the past ten years.
Educational Triumphs in 2023
In 2023, our organization sponsored 180 students, 75 of whom successfully graduated high school, resulting in a 100% graduation rate. This achievement reflects our commitment to breaking the cycle of poverty through education. Our organization’s impact is not just numerical; it is a story of personal triumphs and transformed futures.
Diversity and Inclusive Growth
Our program strongly emphasizes diversity, and in 2023, we sponsored the education of 60% female and 40% male students. Moja Tu’s commitment to inclusivity ensures that growth opportunities are accessible to all, breaking down barriers and fostering equality. Our impressive 99% retention rate in 2023 also demonstrates the effectiveness of our program’s support system.
We had a 71% university acceptance rate in 2023, which is a testament to our focus on long-term impact. We also had 64 students at the university level, marking a significant step towards providing higher education and excellent opportunities for these students to contribute to their families and communities.
Over the past decade, Moja Tu has witnessed 312 students finish high school, and so far, 25 alumni have completed higher education. These success stories serve as a testament to our organization’s long-term impact on changing lives, one student at a time.
Years of school-funded and gender equality
In the last ten years, Moja Tu has funded an impressive 2,195 school years, with 53% of our students being female and 47% male. We aim to ensure that each of our students, regardless of gender, has the opportunity to get an education and thrive.
In addition to our academic achievements, we contribute to our students’ communities. In 2023 alone, our organization provided 3,150 meals to our partner children’s homes, Dreams and Manasseh, and our students’ families, addressing educational needs and the broader challenges faced by the communities we serve.
Recognizing the importance of digital skills, we partnered with Techlit Africa in 2023 and established computer labs at Mirera Primary School in Naivasha and Muruai Primary School in Laikipia. Through this initiative, we enabled the development of computer skills for 800 students from underserved communities each week.
As we reflect on Moja Tu’s impactful journey in 2023 and the past decade, we are grateful to our incredible sponsors, board members, donors, and supporters for their continued support and commitment, which fuels our mission of changing lives through the gift of education.
Together, we’re changing lives and building a legacy of empowered individuals who, armed with education, are breaking barriers and reshaping destinies. We look forward to continued transformation and empowerment in 2024 and beyond.