About the Turkana Education Fund

The Turkana Education Fund is a parishioner initiated charity (separate from the Monthly Collection) that sponsors children in Turkana for their 4 years of secondary education. The Fund was created in 1976 by the late Doreen Bassam. As a parishioner of St. John XXIII in Geneva she felt there was a real need to sponsor the students in Turkana so that they might be able to escape the cycle of poverty and help build an economically stable and sustainable community.

The Turkana Education Fund is committed to sponsoring 25 new students each year, which means we sponsor 100+ students in total at any one time.

It only costs CHF350 to send a student to secondary school for one year. There are many more students hoping to be a part of our sponsorship programme and we hope that with your support we can extend sponsorshipto all the students who wish to attend secondary school.