Margo McAuliffe is a retired high school math teacher who, at the age of 69, followed a lifetime dream to go to Africa. She landed in Naivasha, Kenya and ended up teaching math to girls. She established Kenya Help as a non-profit dedicated to helping women and children in Kenya. Through her work, Kenya Help built St. Francis Xavier Secondary School, which served over 320 girls in Naivasha. Kenya Help also refurbished the nearby orphanage and provided scholarships for many of the girls. For years, Margo returned to Kenya each summer for 2 months. She currently serves as the Kenya Help CEO/President. You can read all about her adventures in her Blog archive.
Our mission is to educate and train Kenyan women, children, and youth. We do this by providing resources and support. Our primary focus is funding SCHOLARSHIPS for students at the secondary and post-secondary levels who need financial support.
We have been so fortunate to have such an amazing (and expanding) group of individuals and organizations supporting our efforts over the years. Thank you one and all. Your contributions are life-changing for bright, deserving girls, boys, and youth in Kenya.
We have a partner on the ground in Kenya, the non-governmental organization (NGO) Empower The World. They are responsible for identifying bright, deserving students and managing the scholarships.
Empower The World is led by our trusted friend and colleague, Father Kiriti. He is a visionary leader, one who has impeccably demonstrated integrity and wise financial stewardship - for decades. Empower The World takes very seriously the words of Nelson Mandela: “Education is the most powerful tool which you can use to change the world”. They offer opportunities for vulnerable children to study.
Father Kiriti is soon to celebrate his 35th anniversary of ordination. He was trained at St. Augustine Seminary for philosophy in Bungoma, Kenya and St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Nairobi for theology. In 1996, he received a master’s degree in pastoral ministry from Santa Clara University in California.
The focus of his work has been children and young people. He has visited the San Francisco Bay Area repeatedly to speak about his work and to help us understand the need for education - particularly for girls - in Africa.
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Kenya Help is a non-profit foundation with 501(c)(3) status; IRS EIN 35-2314350. Phone: 858-335-4716
Our VISION: an educated society.