Kenyan youth in UK supporting education for needy students

Laviniah Karanja, (2nd L) together with Ms Baines Wambui, a sponsor from Project1917, a UK based organisation, and the Principal of Nyeri High School Mr S K Nderitu. Ms Karanja had visited Jeffrey Kahoro (2nd R), a Form One student whom she sponsors through her charity of choice as a contestant in the 2014 Face of Kenya UK contest. PHOTO/STELLAR MURUMBA.

What you need to know:

  • Laviniah Karanja, a 28 year-old Kenyan living in the United Kingdom (UK) visited the needy students that her charity sponsors in Nyeri.
  • The passion that drives her to make a difference for the less privileged Kenyan youths still burns within her.
  • Started in 2009, the UK based organisation has seen 114 students from various parts of Kenya through their secondary school education.

Kenyan youth living in diaspora have been urged to engage in thoughtful projects and invest back home in a bid to further strengthen the country’s cultural and economic integration.

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