Every Girl is Important Project

$12,644 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 113 people in 35 months
Boarding High School for Girls in Kenya Fundraising Project


The academic system in the East African country of Kenya is, unfortunately, one that can not offer equal access to education to all of its students. We are seeking to build a boarding high school in Western Kenya to create an opportunity for Kenyan girls to grow cognitively, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. In the last couple of months, we have made significant progress and have already acquired the land on which to build the high school for girls along with architectural plans. But despite these advancements, we still need your help to realize this project.


There are many young adolescent girls who do not have an opportunity to pursue high school education.  These girls we seek to serve are born into poverty in villages surrounding Eldoret, Kenya, a town near the border with Uganda.  Many of the girls who will attend the school live in villages located a long distance from Eldoret, the site of the high school.  For this reason, we would like the girls to live on school grounds.  The girls are willing to make valuable contributions to society and should have the opportunity to spend their youth as high school students.  The nuns and the girls’ families cannot afford to build the school and thus they need your help. They need a school in which they can gain knowledge and dispositions needed to build a thriving community.  These girls will receive an education delivered by professional educators in the Sisters of Assumption congregation.

People interested in this project have asked how they can participate and help, as well as how they can visit Kenya and meet the young girls.  So we have set up an Every Girl is Important School Project Go Fund Me page to help build the boarding school and for the girls to achieve their dream of continuing their studies to complete high school and go on to college.  All donations go directly toward building the school.

Plan (Structure)

Construction is estimated to begin as soon as we reach our target goal and be completed within four months.  The architect is working pro bono to ensure that the school is finished on the estimated timeline.  Below is the architect’s plan: 

The Land
(Eldoret, Kenya)

People and Country

Located in East Africa, the country of Kenya is home to over 45,000,000 people.

Despite progress, millions are still denied the chance to go to school .

· One million children are still out of school in Kenya. While this is almost half the number in 1999, it is still the ninth highest of any country in the world.

· Primary education is not of sufficient quality to ensure that all children can learn the basics. Among young men aged 15-29 years who had left school after six years of schooling, 6% were illiterate and 26% were semi-literate. The figures are even worse for young women, with 9% illiterate and 30% semi-literate after being in school for six years.

· The proportion of semi-literate or illiterate women after six years of schooling has worsened in recent years: in 2003, 24% were in this situation, compared with 39% in 2008.

Progress in education is not reaching the marginalized.

· The poor, and girls most of all, have far less chance of making it to school. In 2008, in Nairobi, almost all children from rich households had been to school, whether boy or girl. But 55% of poor girls living in the North-East had never been to school, with 43% of poor boys in the region in the same situation. This is, however, an improvement since 2003, when 71% of poor girls and 56% of poor boys in the North-East had never been to school.

The Girls

Leadership Team

Diane Rodriguez, Ph.D.     (Project Director)

Sister Veronica Rop, Ph.D.     (Project Co-Director)

Lissette Bixler     (Project Co-Director)

Gloria Pelaez, Ed.D.     (Project Associate)

Bradley Bixler     (Project Media Services)

PERKS for Contributors

1.) Updates on the school’s preparations

2.) Your name will be included on the wall of donors in the school entrance.

3.) Welcoming Reception in Nairobi – Karen Blixen Museum

4.) Invitation to the Opening Ceremony of the School – Eldoret, Kenya

5.) Personalized safari packages

6.) For donations over $7,000 there will be a Hall with your name

For Personalized safari packages Mr. Peter Sawe from Tersca Tours and Travels will be assisting you:

Website:  www.tersca.co.ke


Physical Address;
Embassy House, Harambee Avenue, Nairobi Kenya

Please remember that any contribution is appreciated regardless of the value. Donors will be regularly updated of the school's progress and will receive various perks based on their individual donations. If you can't help financially, you can support the girls by spreading the word around with friends and social media platforms around the world.

We hope you can help and join our team in making this school a reality. Every contribution counts and we'll be grateful for anything that is offered.

Thank you all!

- The "Every Girl is Important" Team
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Dear Donors,
Thanks you for your support. I just want to let you know that we have a new twitter account @EGirlImportant. Please share with your friends and family.
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Dear Friends and Family,
It is my pleasure to introduce the "Every Girl is Important" Project Documentary. This short film is a compilation of my experiences working with the schoolgirls of Eldoret, Kenya back in December. After weeks of editing we have compiled the girls' stories, struggles, and ambitions into an intimate documentary that presents their situation and how the project will better their lives and prospects for the future. Please share with potential donors
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Dear Friends and Family,

I would like to invite you to attend the premiere screening of the documentary entitled, Every Girl is Important, on Monday, February 27 at Fordham University at Lincoln Center 12th floor at 5:00 p.m. Please bring a friend.


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Wow and thank you! The "Every Girl is Important" Project has hit over $7,000! Please take a look if you haven't done so already and help these girls out in any way you can! Every donation counts! On behalf of our girls, I would like to thank the 67 donors who have supported the project thus far. Please visit our new website www.everygirlisimportant.com and share with your friends and family. The screening premier of the documentary Every Girl Is Important will be Monday, February 27 at Fordham University at Lincoln Center at 5:00 p.m. 12th floor. I hope you could join us! More good news to follow soon.
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13 months ago

I went to an all girls high school growing up. lives will be touched tremendously. #DreamToReaches

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Raised by 113 people in 35 months
Created September 16, 2016
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4 months ago

I donated because we love Diana Baca and we want to help contribute to this great cause. --StolzenbergCortelli LLP

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4 months ago

From Nick, Danica and Kiran to support Bernice.

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Cathy Kea
7 months ago

I believe to educate a girl means educating a nation.

Heather Topcik
8 months ago

Education is important!

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9 months ago

From the NYCAA-SLG

13 months ago

I went to an all girls high school growing up. lives will be touched tremendously. #DreamToReaches

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