What we do
At the Agak Foundation, we empower children by giving them access to education
We identify needy orphans and children with special needs, arm educators with effective tools, identify proof points and move promising practices into local schools. We
Help orphans have access to education by providing academic scholarships/sponsorship.
Create a sponsor network around the world to enable orphans and vulnerable children to be raised and educated in a safe and loving environment.
Help recent graduates competitively apply for global scholarships.
Majority of public schools in the rural villages in Kenya lack a school library and over 60 percent of students in grades 3 through 8 are reading below grade level. The inability to read and understand limits their opportunities for success in school and in life. Worse still, majority of students come from poor backgrounds and attend schools that lack the capacity and resources to help develop the ability to read, to comprehend, and to explore the world.
The Agak Foundation Library Initiative seeks to reverse these patterns of low literacy skills and underachievement by working with local primary schools to equip them with text books. We and our partners are committed to fundamentally transform local school libraries into vital resources for the whole school community — students, teachers, and parents — that will impact and contribute to improved student performance.
Help us establish a library for more schools in the rural villages of Kenya. This will help to strengthen learning opportunities for all children, particularly in low-income communities.
No matter how good the teaching, how interesting the curriculum or how beautiful the school, students will not achieve unless they are healthy and have the skills to handle whatever may be going on in their lives. It is for this reason that we strive to provide children with mosquito nets, malaria medication and access to safe/clean water. In this way, time lost to sickness is reduced and the kids can focus in school.
Sickle cell disease
The Agak Foundation is involved in advocacy, counseling, early detection, and community education aimed at preventing sickle cell disease. We are involved in promoting early intervention with analgesics, antibiotics, rest, good nutrition, folic acid supplementation and high fluid intake.
In addition, we help in the setting up of sickle-cell screening and genetic counseling programs in high prevalence countries. We strive to identify SCD during the prenatal period or at birth as part of a routine screening program. We believe that genetic counseling and early screening can lead to substantial reduction in the number of children born with the sickle cell trait.
Clean drinking water
Every day in the rural communities in Kenya hundreds of people suffer from a lack of access to clean, drinking water. Women and girls especially bear the burden of walking miles at a time to gather water from streams and ponds - full of water-borne disease that is making them and their families sick. With access to safe/clean water time lost to sickness is reduced and people can get back to the work of lifting themselves out of poverty. Importantly, when students are freed from gathering water, they return to class.
Partner with us and help dig a water well in a rural communities of Kenya.
Scholarship and Mentorship
Obtaining a scholarship or grant funding requires a good understanding of the application process and skill in making the application.
It also takes dedication, perseverance and patience.
Most grants and scholarships require you to submit your application several months in advance of actual disbursement.
You must follow every little rule to the letter. Our Peer Mentors at the Agak Foundation are a wonderful group of professionals who volunteer their time to help recent graduates competitively apply for scholarships into Masters and PhD programs overseas
Support for Special Needs Children
Every special needs child is a “gift” and has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning, but also capable of succeeding. our objective is to help children with special needs meet their highest potential by assisting with needed resources i.e., educational, recreation, hearing impaired, and life training.