CMETrust Live!

In-person free events in Ottawa & Toronto


This month we are delighted to welcome Davidson College student Victoria Ochieng -
CMETrust's first international post-secondary scholar through KenSAP partnership - to Canada!

Victoria will be visiting Canada for the first time to take part in events in both Ottawa and Toronto.


Ottawa - May 30

Victoria will take part in Rise & Thrive, a collaborative event hosted by the Aga Khan Foundation Canada and Canada Mathare Education Trust, in partnership with Global Affairs Canada, aimed at highlighting education systems-strengthening initiatives as well as locally-driven solutions to improving access to education for youth, particularly girls, in East Africa. 

RVSP HERE to join us at Rise & Thrive as we empower the next generation of
leaders through education and create lasting change in East Africa. 

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM 
Location: Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat 199 Sussex Drive


Toronto - June 1
(Madaraka Day!)

On Saturday June 1 from 1-3 pm, join CMETrust board members in welcoming Victoria to Toronto and hear about Victoria's educational journey. We'll also be sharing some images captured during the November 2023 school break program by talented photographer, and CMETrust Alumni, Zazu Mophasa. You'll even be able to bid on some of these photos in our silent auction and see a sample of Mathare crafts for purchase.

Find out more and RSVP HERE

Time: 1-3 PM
Location: 118 Yorkville St. Toronto ON


Advancing education in Kenya, one child at a time 

At CMETrust we believe every child should be able to go to school. We also believe that education empowers people to change their communities for the better. Yet, most children from Mathare, a slum in Kenya, cannot afford to attend secondary school. This is why we partner with members of the Mathare community to advance education - one student at a time. 

Since 2006, CMETrust has supported more than 229 students in Mathare through secondary school scholarships. This year we awarded scholarships to 75 secondary school students and 55 post-secondary students. We also provide workshops on leadership, learning, and service to our scholars during school holidays and computer training to all of our graduates. Our alumni network is active and growing in Mathare. 

CMETrust is a Canadian charity run by volunteers in Canada and Kenya. We collaborate with members of the Mathare community, especially our scholars and families. We believe in the importance of learning-by-doing, and we are accountable for our work. We see the impact of our work every day in the power of educated young people to change their lives and their communities. You can help us create positive change in Mathare too: donate, volunteer, fundraise, there are lots of ways to get involved.

CMETrust is a registered Canadian charity (77652 1122 RR0001) incorporated in Ontario. 


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