Anthony Koriata Education fund
Organized by: Felicia Bianchi
All Set to sign up for the next Semester
January 13, 2017
We are raising 4,000 USD in order to give a young Kenyan a great, practical education. This money would secure his final years of university education in Nursing at Kenyatta University. This will help him build a stable foundation for his future while also having a profound impact on his family and his community. Meet Anthony Koriata, an upstanding young man from Aitong, Kenya. Aitong is a village about 230km or 4 hours’ drive from Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city. Anthony might live in a very small village, but he has big dreams. Anthony is part of a huge family, a common thing in Kenya. While some men in his family can neither read nor write, Anthony is working towards gaining skills to help him get a job in Nursing and to, one day, continue his studies and become a doctor. In Aitong, many men leave education behind as early as primary school, focusing instead on tending cattle, taking multiple wives, and raising large families. The cost alone of educating many children through primary school can be overwhelming to some families. Lucky for the Korieta family, their patriarch Baba is something of a progressive thinker and has encouraged his children to get as much education as possible. Still, Anthony has progressed much further than his siblings, most of which had to stop their formal education after high school. Coming from a tradition-steeped place like Aitong, and a family whose main income comes from raising small herds of cattle, Anthony is very special indeed. Unfortunately, if he is unable to finish his University Education the he will be “strongly encouraged” to give up his dream of leading his communities to health and prosperity through educational advancement to marry and tend cattle. Marriage would end his education, meaning that the family would also be deprived of two potentially high-earning careers. Because of the remote nature of Aitong, the availability of computers and internet connectivity is rare, Anthony has secured a job that will allow him to take courses and work to support his family during the breaks. Anthony just finished his last semester’s exams and did very well. All the money will go directly to the school in this name. We will keep you updated on their progress.