Frequently Asked Questions
ACTS UK stands for Assist a Child To School, a UK based registered charity funding education of children in the coastal region of Kenya
ACTS partners closely with organisations that are improving education and wellbeing for young people in Kenya.
By selecting and supporting needy children to receive a high-quality education to the highest level they can. ACTS pays tuition fees, but also supports our students with any issues related to their education and wellbeing, ensuring they can focus on achieving the best education possible. We believe that quality education and training in Kenya leads to a secure future for our students and those who depend on them.
We continue to support students for the duration of their education providing they reach agreed attainment levels. We currently support students in the following stages of their education:
Secondary school - 4 years
College - Tertiary level certificate - 6 months to 2 years
College Diploma - 2 to 3½ years
University - 4 to 5 years
Sponsorship is awarded through our Kenyan partner Kids League Kenya. Students must come from the coastal region of Kenya and be nominated. Home visits establish their genuine need of support.
Once a student is sponsored by ACTS, they are sponsored up to college/tertiary level to attain skills that they can turn into earnings. ACTS supports students to achieve the best possible educational outcomes and will work with each student to ensure they can reach their potential.
Yes. Sponsors who wish to to meet the students are welcome. Our local partner Kids League Kenya will make the necessary arrangements however, most sponsors communicate with their student through us.
Education sponsorship is the main function of ACTS and KLK. However, we recognise that some children may need additional support to ensure they are fit to learn and so medical and feeding programmes have been funded separately to ensure they maximise their educational benefit.
You won't find ACTS on the Charity Commission register because we're a Scottish registered charity - SC032034 - and OSCR is our regulator.