International Day of Education 2023: Invest in Children, Prioritize Their Education
IVTGF works with local communities to make access to quality education a reality for thousands of children. The organization is committed to empowering communities by establishing community-based industries, enhancing agri-business and value-added farming to move families to sustainable food security.
The organization’s main stakeholders are learners, teachers and parents.
Through its Inua Schools and Education Program (iSEP), IVTGF supports vulnerable and disadvantaged children to receive quality education by expanding and building standard community schools (centers of excellence) and improving educational outcomes.
Beside this, the organization has another program,Inua Communities and Outreach Program (ICOP) that compliments the former. Through this program, the organization works with the local communities in ensuring effective responses to the needs of children. There is a dedicated team that conducts family visits, training and providing support on relatable issues.
Recently, one of our learners, Julius Nehemiah, was diagnosed with cancer. Something that started as a boil on his neck, started growing and becoming bigger. The local clinics and hospital in Vihiga couldn’t handle the case so Julius and his family were referred to Eldoret for further treatment.
The family couldn’t manage to take him to the hospital. Catering for the transportation from Vihiga to Eldoret, running the tests and even treatment was an uphill task for them. After they reached out to us, our ICOP team took over the case and managed to take Julius to Eldoret for treatment. He was successfully treated and discharged. He is on a monthly observation and chemotherapy. (You can request more information on this through email@example.com)
Additionally, the organization has a food and nutrition security program that supports and caters for the nutritional needs of all its learners. It also builds the capacity of families on best farming practices, helping eradicate hunger hunger at family levels thus enabling the learners to concentrate on their education.
Therefore, we would like to celebrate this year’s international day by calling on all education stakeholders to ensure that more investment is channeled into the education sector so as to secure the lives and future of Kenyan children.