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Education for Life

Since 1999, the Education for Life (EFL) programme has been operating in Eldoret, the fifth largest and fastest-growing area of Kenya.

It was founded in 1994 by the Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa, and the Brothers assisted in its operation before taking it over at the end of 2012. The vision of the organisation is: Fullness of life amidst and beyond the HIV/AIDS pandemic. To achieve this we seek to empower people with life skills, knowledge and inspiration to discover their potential, make informed decisions and sustainable choices for a healthy lifestyle. We also support orphans and vulnerable children effected by HIV/AIDS by providing milk and food supplements and assistance with schools fees, materials and uniforms. EFL is currently assisting over 400 orphans and vulnerable children.

The overall purpose of Education for Life is to play a role in the management of the HIV/AIDS pandemic through: Prevention of further spread of HIV/AIDS; reduction of stigma associated with the pandemic; provision of psychosocial support for orphans and vulnerable children, their caregivers, and people living with HIV/AIDS; and influencing community decision makers through organised strategic advocacy initiatives in Kenya. 

Education for Life is a project located in Eldoret, Kenya, working to help improve the daily lives of people living with HIV/AIDS.