Uniforms

What we Do

The Foundation directs its educational activities in Kimuka and Maasai Land near Ngong in Kenya, Africa. Education in Kenya is expensive and requires parents to pay fees for textbooks, exams, uniforms, etc.

In Kenya, students are required to purchase and wear school uniforms, and historically, students who did not wear uniforms could be sent away from school at the discretion of the principal. On average, primary school uniforms in Kenya cost $10. One of the reasons cited why some children do not go to school despite free government run primary education is that many parents are too poor to afford school uniforms. Uniforms can be a huge financial burden for some parents.

It is the goal of the Foundation to help and assist the bright, engaged, and enthusiastic children of the area in pursuing a universal education. Please help us in providing school uniforms to children in Kenya. You can make a difference. Click here to donate!


Our Gallery

Through generous donations, the 2015 Project School Uniforms provided nearly 100 uniforms for Kenyan school children.

Olmeroi Primary School, Maasai Land, Kenya

First visit to the school

Measuring for uniform sizes

More measuring

Picking up uniforms at a market in Nairobi

Ready for delivery

Upon arrival

Celebrating and expressing gratitude

Students in traditional Maasai clothing

Mothers and students patiently waiting

Tribal Pastors and Elders blessing the uniforms

Community members and students

Organizing by size

Lining up and ready for their uniforms

Additional students

Some of the first, proud recipients

Younger students, grade 1

For some, this is their first uniform

Admiring their new uniforms

Waiting for all to receive

Nearly 100 uniforms donated!

Maasai Children Dancing

Before receiving the uniforms, the students gathered and performed songs and dances as a token of their appreciation. In this traditional Maasai song, girls ask their fathers to keep them in school, and not sell them as a wife for a bag of sugar and a shuka (blanket). By providing uniforms, The Michelle and Frederick Bianchi Education Foundation helps support educational opportunities.

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