Don’t let a bright girl’s ambitions end with Primary School.

  • Girls in Kenya and Tanzania can’t go to high school if they have no funds for fees.
  • CHES finds scholarship funds for female students who meet scholastic standards.

Why girls?

  • Girls usually lose in the competition for scarce family resources.
    School fees are more than the total annual income of poor rural families.
  • Families often choose only to help their sons.

Help us help them!

  • You can help a student by becoming a donor, sponsor or agent. At least 95% of your scholarship donation goes to support the CHES girl’s education.
  • While CHES is based in Canada, we accept support from anyone, anywhere! A donation of any amount is much appreciated and helps with the many expenses of our frugal organization.
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Do You Love to Travel and Learn about Other Cultures?

Have you seen our post about the Huber’s experience as CHES agents in Kakamega? You, too, could have this life-changing experience! You will have a lot of fun and adventure

News article about CHES’s founder, Lorrie Williams

Read the New Westminster Record article here.

Visitor from Tanzania in September

Volunteer Treasurer, Naomi Saulo We have learned to our delight that NAOMI SAULO, our mainstay volunteer treasurer in Tanzania has acquired a visa to visit Canada,

Peninsula U-Brew Winery “Customer Appreciation Day”

Peninsula U-Brew Winery Fundraiser 2018 On the last Saturday in June every year, the Peninsula U-Brew Winery in Sidney hosts a Customer Appreciation Day. Food, drink

Louise Paulsen

Louise Paulsen

It is with great sadness that we pass on the news that Louise Paulsen died on May 6. Since the early days of CHES, Louise has been a Director, taking

Our Life as CHES Agents – Linda and Larry Huber

Linda and Larry Huber from Regina, Saskatchewan served as CHES agents in Kakamega, Kenya from October 30, 2017, to February 28, 2018. It was a rewarding experience for two important

CHES Celebrates International Women’s Day

The Canadian Harambee Education Society was very fortunate to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) with a very special Kenyan guest, High Commissioner John Lanyasunya and his Secretary Isaiah Koech, on

Gordon Brown Describes How the New Kenyan CHES House Came to Be

The story of the building of the new CHES House is really a story of the many facets of CHES; all coming together to fulfill a dream. My CV is

We Have Built a Safe House

Thanks to a couple of VERY generous donations a couple of years ago, we have been able to purchase a plot of land in Kakamega, Kenya and over the last

Tanzania - water tank runs dry

CHES Steak Night Fundraiser – Saskatoon, October 24, 2017

Our CHES (Canadian Harambee Education Society) fundraiser for Water Security at the Katesh CHES Hostel was held at the Sutherland Bar in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Doors

The Official Opening of Our Kenyan Home

Although CHES had been in their new home in Kakamega for several months, the official opening wasn’t held until May 28 when Executive Director Joy Ruffeski visited from Canada. The

Malala Yousafzai Speech

Pakistani activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai addressed the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa April 12, 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H15x7V_I-A