RUSH Academy in Kakamega

RUSH Academy in Kakamega

RUSH Academy is one of the projects run by our new partners RUSH Kenya who are based in Kakamega, Western Kenya. As of May 2018, we are supporting this work through International Needs Kenya. RUSH Kenya was founded and is managed by Andrew and Lucy Amukowa.

RUSH Academy was set up by Andrew and Lucy to provide education to local children and give them the tools to break out of the cycle of poverty.

Since 2002, the academy has grown from just a kindergarten to a kindergarten, primary and secondary school! Children from the first kindergarten class are now in their second year of university.  RUSH Academy takes on children from the age of two and a half until the end of secondary school. The academy is currently attended by over 450 students, over 200 of whom board.

Could you sponsor a child to attend RUSH Academy?

Many pupils at RUSH are able to attend the academy with the support of sponsors based in the UK. Sponsorship provides school fees which help fund the school, access to medical care, nutritious meals and school materials including a uniform.

As of August 2019, we have sponsors for 75 children attending RUSH. We are actively looking for 25 more sponsors in 2019 for the many needy children in Kakamega. If you wish to sponsor a child or to find out more about sponsorship please click here.  


Andrew and Lucy Amukowa, founders of RUSH Kenya.

latest news

December 3rd, 2018

Our New Partnership with RUSH Kenya

We are very excited to announce our new partnership with RUSH Kenya, led by Andrew and Lucy Amukowa. RUSH Kenya provides vital support to poor and vulnerable families in Kakamega, Western Kenya. They run two schools and various community projects such as a women’s fellowship, feeding programme and adult literacy classes. We are glad to welcome them into the International Needs family as they start to work with International Needs Kenya and UK.

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November 27th, 2018

It’s #GivingTuesday 2018!

Students at RUSH Academy, Kakamega, kenya.

Today for #GivingTuesday we are raising urgently needed funds for our newest project, RUSH Academy in Kakamega, Kenya. Teachers around the world every day are changing lives and empowering children to reach their full potential. Here at International Needs, we know that education has the power to change lives and help children begin a route out of poverty.

Today, our goal is to raise £4,500 in just one day. This will support RUSH Academy for the next month as it urgently needs support with running costs, food supplies and teacher’s salaries

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