Groundbreaking took place in June 2014 on the first-phase of The Nathan Yip Dormitory For Girls at the Idetemya Secondary School in rural northern Tanzania. Phase One was completed in October 2014 and houses 48 girls. Phase Two, also funded by the Nathan Yip Foundation, is scheduled to be completed in 2015 and will accommodate another 48 girls, providing a total of 96 girls with safe housing. We’ve partnered on this project with the Africa School Assistance Project, ASAP.
Shining Hope for Communities is changing the lives of thousands in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya—where more than a million people live without sewage systems, roads, running water, or access to basic rights like education and health care. Shining Hope combats urban poverty by linking free education for girls to a set of holistic community services accessible to all. The Nathan Yip Foundation, has funded a new pre-kindergarten classroom at The Kibera School for Girls, the slum’s first free school for girls. Through the Foundation’s support, an entire class of girls will receive supplies, curriculum, uniforms, nutritious meals twice a day, and comprehensive health care services, in addition to an outstanding staff of teachers.
The Nathan Yip Foundation recently contributed funds to help rebuild an orphanage in Kigali, Rwanda, Africa. The Foundation is hoping to develop a long-term relationship with the townspeople of Kigali and continue to support the town’s children.
The Nathan Yip Foudnation contributed monies to help in the building of a school in Akokoamong, Ghana, West Africa. Originally based in Kentucky, the Sisters of Loretto/Loretto Community is a service community that has branches all around the world set up to meet educational needs. With the help of the Nathan Yip Foundation’s contribution, The Loretto Community was able to plan, build, and furnish this school in Ghana for 720 pre- and elementary-school aged children.