What is the Challenge?

The Education Challenge

  • Education plays a tremendous role in the efforts of poverty alleviation in developing nations.
  • At Kenya’s independence in 1963, illiteracy, together with poverty and disease, were identified as the three greatest enemies in Kenya, and therefore became the focus of the nation’s development goals.
  • To date, despite spending slightly over 33% of the national budget on education, the sector still suffers from enormous challenges.

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Global Initiative

The C.H.A.N.C.E. Global Initiative was developed with the intention of providing relief to the educational challenges facing poverty-stricken communities in developing countries. The C.H.A.N.C.E. Global Initiative will provide a quality educational program through the Carson Academy of Kingdom Excellence.

Carson Academy

The academy will be a model school that provides children from poor families the opportunity to acquire a good education (K-8th) and uplift themselves as well as their families from abject poverty. Education will give these children a fighting chance in the stiff competition for space in Kenya’s institutions of higher learning and abroad.


The Carson Academy of Kingdom Excellence will offer a good educational foundation, capable of preparing and giving them a competitive edge in the local and global job market. At the core of the school and all of its activities will be its reliance on a trans-disciplinary approach to teaching, learning, knowledge generation, and dissemination.

Make a Quality Education Accessible to Children!


One in every 19 Kenyan children do not survive to the age of 5.

Kenyan National Bureau of Statistics

35% of children in Kenya under the age of 5 are stunted; 7% are wasted and 16% are underweight (Kenyan National Bureau of Statistics).

Global Nutrition Project

The prevalence of under-nutrition is particularly high in Kenya urban slums where, for example, stunting among children under the age of 5 is more than 40%.

Average Monthly Income

In Mukuru, at the end of 2008, the average monthly income of 35% of households was less than KES 2,000, while 22% reported no monthly income. Therefore, at the time of the survey, 55% households were living well below the food poverty line of 1,474 KES/adult/month and overall poverty line of KES 2,913/adult/month

Extreme Poverty

Due to extreme poverty, the average slum dweller earns between KES 100 – 200 or $0.96 - $1.92 USD per day. That is not nearly enough money to feed oneself, let alone feed an entire family. Thus, slum dwellers rely on the cheapest source of proteins consequently leading to extremely poor diets.
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