The VANESSA GRANT TRUST  brings educational opportunities to children and young adults in rural Kenya. Children are Kenyas future and education is the most important thing we can provide for them. The Vanessa Grant Trust develops schools by supporting continual infrastructural development, staff training and volunteer support, so critical for effective and exciting education, using our network of national  and international support. A little money goes a long way in Kenya and it provides immense satisfaction to see what an impact this makes on peoples lives.


Kenya ranks 145th among 187 countries in the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Index, which measures development in terms of life expectancy, educational attainment and standards of living.
More than three quarters of the population lives in rural areas. Poverty and food insecurity are acute in the country’s arid and semi-arid lands, which have been severely affected by recurrent droughts.

Kenya also has one of the world’s highest rates of population growth. The population has tripled in the past 35 years, increasing pressure on the country’s resources and leaving young people particularly vulnerable to poverty. Rural women are vulnerable as well, because they do not have equal access to social and economic assets; subsistence farming is the primary source of livelihood for most of these women. Yet women and young people have great potential for contributing to economic development and social progress if they are able to fulfil their potential

IFAD – International Fund for Agricultural development

We welcome donations of any size from virtually anywhere!



From people who are involved or
have seen the work of the VGT first hand

A story of hope

Naomi Ndung’u 

Head and founder of VGS


The funding through VGT has made it possible for those needy children who were abandoned in the society to be very responsible, able and appreciated back in the society through the transformation they have received. […]

Why educating girls matters

Dr Timothy Wright

Headmaster of Shore school, Australia


We are well aware that good quality education is the major avenue in which people can escape poverty and improve their personal life opportunities. […]

How it began

Johnny Onslow

Project Manager VGT, friend of Vanessa Grant from Molo Primary School


When I first saw the Gogar Primary School in 1999, it was similar to so many rural primary schools in Kenya. […]



Send us an email at: vanessagranttrust@gmail.com or use the contact form below.

The Vanessa Grant Trust

P O Box 60, Rongai (Nakuru)