Oasis Africa Australia was established in 2005 to raise awareness and funds to help create a better future for the disadvantaged and underprivileged children of Kenya. Oasis Africa supports children from Africa’s largest urban slum, Kibera, in Nairobi, Kenya.
Kibera has no government services, with very little sanitation or clean water. Diseases caused by poor hygiene are prevalent. Most of Kibera slum residents live in extreme poverty, earning less than $2.00 per day. Unemployment rates are high, resulting in most parents/caregivers being unable to afford education for their children. Oasis Africa focusses on providing access to quality education. We support both boys and girls equally, through offering High School and University Scholarships. We bridge the gap between the inequality faced by slum-based students to access High School & Tertiary education, despite their current financial and social circumstances. These scholarships enable children and their families to escape a life of poverty.
Our purpose centres around “Freedom from Poverty through education”. Knowing that sending a child to High School was too expensive for most slum-based parents, there was a clear gap that needed to be filled. The financial burden of High School fees is great, but the desperate desire of many smart, driven kids living in the slum to be educated is equally as great. By providing scholarships that include full school fees, board/accommodation, class materials, school uniforms and mentoring focussing on leadership and social development, we fill this gap.