Vanessa Grant School (Special Needs)

The Vanessa Grant School (VGS) provides a safe and friendly boarding facility for children with mild to severe mental disabilities, between the ages of 6 and 15. At the school, the children develop enough skills to enable them to contribute to their community. Through generous support from international sponsors, there are now forty special needs children attending the VGS. By sponsoring a child at the VGS you will be helping us provide the resources needed for their education and skill development, as well as making it possible for us to supplement their diet with added protein, pay for additional carers, and provide medical treatment where necessary.

  • Vanessa Grant Trust Special Needs School Sponsorship

    Sponsor a Child

    The following one-off sponsorship amount will enable one child to attend four years of boarding school at the VGS Special Needs School.


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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela

More about the Vanessa Grant School (Special Needs)

The Vanessa Grant School has recently been described as a “model special needs school”, with some of the best equipped facilities in Kenya.

Children attending the VGS tend to come from needy families. The fees that parents are required to pay contribute to the living costs of children boarding at the school rather than for their education, (which is covered by the Kenyan Government).

The cost to parents of sending a child to the VGS for a year is a paltry amount by Western standards, yet in reality few families in Kenya can afford to pay them. Some pay what they can, others bring foodstuffs from their garden or contribute a sheep or a goat. By choosing to sponsor a child through their four years at the VGS (Special Needs), you are giving one of these children the chance to reach their full potential in a safe and nurturing environment. We ask that you commit to the full four year sponsorship amount as the consequences of cancelling a sponsorship half way through a child’s schooling and residential care would be quite disruptive and potentially damaging.

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Sponsor the Vanessa Grant School (Special Needs) in Kenyan Shillings

To make a pledge in Kenya by cheque, standing order or bank transfer, please make it payable to:

The Vanessa Grant Trust
PO Box 60
Rongai (Nakuru)

Cheques should be made payable to The Vanessa Grant School Trust.

Direct bank transfers can be made to the following account:

Bank: Standard Chartered
Sort code: 020098
Account no: 010 289 443 1100
Account name: Vanessa Grant School Trust
Standard Chartered Bank
Nakuru Branch
PO Box 10
20100 Nakuru

Please contact the trustees on this address with details of your donation: