Projects
High school scholarships:

We believe that good education is the pathway to an improved quality of life, for with it comes better career opportunities and the know how for healthy living conditions. It is in recognition of these facts that we’re positioning ourselves as mentors to the young students, and also committed to advance educational opportunities to orphans and those from needy families. We believe in gender equality of the sexes and thus our financial support will also be distributed evenly.

We will work in partnership with the High school administrators to facilitate the running of the scholarship program. Our scholars will choose the academic institutions and we will then make the tuition and activity fee payment directly to the schools. The school will then issue payment credit to the beneficiary student. If the beneficiary student does not have any tuition balance, the funds will then be disbursed on a quarterly basis directly to the student as long as he/she is still enrolled in school. Scholarship funds will not be advanced to students who are no longer attending school.

Each scholarship award is Ksh10,000.00 (Ten thousand Kenya shillings, equivalent to US $150 dollars)


A student is considered to have met the family income threshold requirement if the application is endorsed by all three individuals to certify that the student is either an orphan or comes from a needy family. The headmaster, sub-chief, and church pastor must endorse the form. Students are also  expected to provide a passport size photograph to be submitted with the application form. Four students per school are nominated by the Headmaster to participate in the scholarship program, of which two must be girls. Since many schools will be participating the odds of winning the scholarship award will principally hinge on the student’s performance in the National Examination, KCPE. The student with the highest score will be selected, and in the event of a tie, the executive board may use any criteria at their disposal to break the tie. The scholarships will be awarded in each January of every year. Application forms can be downloaded from our website.

 

Our chairman Eng. Charles Mutunga and Treasurer Francis Kioko visiting some of our Kacoinc Scholars in Kenya year 2009. 

 

College scholarships:

We believe that university education is central to better career opportunities and better healthy living conditions. It is in recognition of these facts that we’re positioning ourselves to act as mentors to college students, and consequently advance education opportunities to orphans and those from needy families. We believe in educational equality of the sexes and thus our financial support will also be distributed evenly among qualified girls and boys.

Once admitted to the colleges, our scholars will be awarded full scholarships in the form of tuition waiver plus consideration for room and board. KACO will meet the other incidental expenses, and the student will be expected to take on-campus employment in order to supplement our stipend. A round trip Airfare, where necessary, will be provided to the beneficiary student. The stipend funds will be disbursed on a quarterly basis directly to the student as long as he/she stays enrolled in school. Scholarship funds will not be advanced to students who will no longer be attending school. In order to meet college admission requirements, potential students may be required by the admitting universities to take and pass the TOEFEL test.

Each scholarship award is up to US $ 500 per year (Five hundred dollars)

A student is considered to have met the family income threshold requirement if the application form is endorsed by all three individuals to certify that the student is either an orphan or comes from a needy family: Headmaster, sub-chief, and church pastor. Students will also be expected to provide a passport size photograph to be submitted with the application form.

We expect the recipients of the scholarships will promise to “pay it forward” by pledging future membership to KACO and contributing to this and other charitable organizations in the future.

Two students per school will be nominated by the Headmaster to participate in the scholarship program. Since many schools will be participating the odds of winning the scholarship award will principally hinge on the student’s performance in the National Examination, KCSE. The students with the highest score will be selected, and in the event of a tie, the executive board may use any criteria at their disposal to break the tie.

We are currently working on the implementation logistics for the college program. Program updates will be posted on this website as partnerships and funding details are all put in place.

Application forms can be downloaded from our website. (Scholarship college.pdf ).

Water Projects:

Clean water is a serious problem in the eastern region of Kenya for domestic use and for livestock. It is not easily available, and women and children have to walk many miles in search of water. In order to mitigate the water shortage problems, we will engage in digging boreholes, wells, dams, and/or where necessary install water tanks to harvest rain water. In areas where electricity is available we will orchestrate the means to pump the water to communal water points that would be easily accessible by all the community members. We will provide funds for the projects and work in partnership with the local communities to actualize the projects. We believe in the power of partnership, and local communities must be the driving force behind the execution of our projects to ensure the solutions are both practical and sustainable.

The type of water project to be implemented will be based on the needs of the particular community. Once selected, we will move fairly quickly to start its development with the goal of completing and handing over management responsibilities to the local community within one year.

Kacoinc plans to help 100 primary and secondary schools harvest rain water from roof tops in their respective schools in the next 4 years.

Building water  Dams for domestic and farming purposes

These efforts will improve water quality, food production and minimize the travel time to procure water for irrigation and domestic  use thus leaving ample time for the women and/or girls to engage in academic activities and other economic development ventures.

School,  Hospital supplies and Humanitarian Assistance

Our initial focus will be collecting donated school and medical supplies in the USA and distributing these to Kenyan schools and community Hospitals, with the executive board identifying the community recipients. Our goal will be to send annually one full container filled with books, computers, hospital and surgical supplies. The recipient local communities would be expected to deal with obtaining goods clearances, and ensuring import duty tax waivers are extended. We are currently working on the implementation logistics for the supplies program. Program updates will be posted on this website once partnerships and funding details are put in place.

Kacoinc also is putting in place logistics and a volunteer base that can be Mobilized to help save lives  in terms of dire humanitarian needs like: Famine, Natural disasters, displacement etc.

Youth and Women Economic Empowerment Initiatives:

Kacoinc will seek to  support 10 revenue generating enterprises that are sustainable, initiatives of the local community women. Through Enterprise development training and Micro-finance Loans to start small income generating economic activities that are both profitable and sustainable

scholarship form college

scholarship form high school