About Us

Founded in 2008, African Promise is a small but ambitious charity working to improve the quality and provision of primary education in rural Kenya by ensuring that schools are equipped to deliver an education worth having. Its holistic, whole-school development approach enhances learning environments by upgrading infrastructure, providing educational resources and opportunities and improving pupil welfare and well-being. It currently supports seven partner schools, serving 2,700 disadvantaged children, in the isolated and impoverished Kasigau region of south east Kenya. African Promise is a UK registered charity, number 1122285.

Press releases

Sky’s the limit for epic aerial round-the-world challenge

British born Ross Edmondson will be spending the majority of the next 12 months up to 12,000ft high as he takes on an epic round-the-world... read more

24.04.2019 • By African Promise

City investment managers celebrate 10 years of support for small African...

The pioneering London-based systematic investment management firm, Aspect Capital, is this month marking 10 years of supporting primary education... read more

04.03.2019 • By African Promise

UK charity seeks intrepid cyclists for challenge of a lifetime in Kenya

The Kenya-based school-development charity African Promise is looking for intrepid individuals to take part in a once-in-a-lifetime fundraising... read more

22.02.2019 • By African Promise

World’s longest assault course no obstacle for fundraising Oundle teacher

A teacher from Oundle has raised more than £550 for a charity that supports primary schools in rural Kenya by completing a 13-mile run over the... read more

25.05.2018 • By African Promise

Staff take on Ultra Iron Man style challenge to raise funds for schools...

Staff at the investment manager Aspect Capital will be aiming to raise at least £20,000 for the Kenyan-based schools charity African Promise when... read more

19.09.2017 • By African Promise

Couple bring new meaning to 'tying the knot' to raise £10,000 for...

A recently engaged couple will bring a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘tying the knot’ when they attempt to run a three-legged half marathon next... read more

15.09.2017 • By African Promise

Hampshire teacher says 'thank you' as she raises £25,000 for school in...

A primary school teacher from Hampshire is celebrating raising more than £25,000 for African Promise, a charity which supports primary schools in... read more

04.04.2017 • By African Promise

UK charity appeals for donations for lunch programme in...

The UK charity African Promise has launched an urgent appeal for donations for a much-needed lunch programme reaching 2,700 primary school... read more

22.03.2017 • By African Promise

Primary school children in Kenya celebrate as new school opens

Pupils at a primary school in rural Kenya have cause for celebration following completion of an 18-month long project to rebuild their dilapidated... read more

14.03.2017 • By African Promise