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Nyamboyo Technical School

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NTS a not-for-profit 3-year vocational school located in the Nyamboyo Village in southwestern Kenya. We provide professional, technical education to the economically disadvantaged teens and young adults of the community. Our students are ages 14-20 and all have family histories of poverty, lack of education and job opportunities, and chronic food insecurity.

School has resumed in Kenya after a 9-month COVID quarantine. Our students are returning in growing numbers. They come to us showing the effects of this isolation - many have experienced great hunger and traumatic experiences. The incidence of sexual assault and abuse among teen girls is up over 120%. Our students arrive ready to move forward - to eat, learn, and overcome the trauma of this period. We expect our numbers will grow so largely that we will need to expand to meet the local demand.

We have just received our NGO status in Kenya and will have an NGO umbrella in the US. This means we can begin the process of reaching out to foundations for support. While we have guaranteed funding for the next 18-months, we need to create grant templates to use now and in the future.

Responsibilities include:

1. Reviewing potential foundations
2. Creating written grant templates for use now and in the future.
3. Assist in training our US-based project manager in writing and managing grants.
4. Being a creative member of the team!

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About Nyamboyo Technical School

Location:

P.O BOX 805-40200, KEROKA, 40202, KE

Mission Statement

Nyamboyo Technical School is transforming young lives, families and communities through vocational education and economic opportunity in Nyamboyo, Kenya.

Description

Nyamboyo Technical is a 3-year vocational school with an entrepreneurial bent! Located in Nyamboyo Village in south-western Kenya, we provide professional, technical education to the economically disadvantaged teens and young adults of the community. They become certified professionals in technical fields where there is growing demand for skilled employees and new businesses. Students also learn business management by running enterprises within the school. In Jan 2020, we launched the first student-led business, selling kerosene.

Ultimately, we are building a positive, prosperous future for our youth, as employees, small business owners, and serial entrepreneurs!

NTS is led by Executive Director, Jones Obiria, a native of Nyamboro, who founded the school because he felt an obligation to lead after he, himself was able to escape poverty through the gift of education. Here in the U.S., a small, dedicated team of two are working to help raise awareness and funds for NTS. In Jones’ words "People save their own lives. Our job is to provide the opportunity. I hope you will join our journey."

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Grant Writing / Research

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • 25 hours anticipated. Can be more or less depending upon interest.
  • Experience with successful grant writing. You will help us create templates as well as work with a staff member to train in grantwriting.

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