Our Mission

Our mission is to raise awareness and the funds needed to support and increase the educational, medical, and social services that the St. Elizabeth Lureko Girls’ High School provides to young women in Western Kenya.

We also seek to provide scholarships for high school and postsecondary education for students achieving the highest grades on national exams.

We affirm and live our beliefs:
• The inherent worth of every person
• Justice, equity and compassion in human relations
• Striving for a world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
• Respect for the interconnection and interdependence of all living things, of which we are all a part.

Our Vision

Acacia in Kenya seeks a more hopeful and just world. By partnering with community leaders dedicated to the care (providing shelter, food, clothing, and basic supplies) and education of young women who might not have the opportunity to attend high school we believe that we can make the world a better place, one student at a time.

“There is no tool for development more effective
than the empowerment of women.”

—Kofi Annan, UN Secretary-General, 1997–2006