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Hello Friend of ACCES,

We are in the “dog days of summer” now, and only a few weeks away from the beginning of the school year! It won’t be long before we will be talking about fall holidays like Thanksgiving, and then, dare we say it, Christmas! Time flies by so quickly.

This is also the time of year when charities like ACCES are the most vulnerable. Fees for new students are due in advanceas well as the fall fees for current students starting their next semester. Ironically, as it is with most charities, this is the time of year with the least amount of donations. Thankfully, ACCES has been able to plan out its cashflow requirements and to meet all of our financial commitments, even with very low revenue during the summer months, We know you are passionate about education and want to make sure ACCES is well positioned financially to continue our important work. To ensure increased stability for our scholarship recipients, will you consider converting from an annual to a monthly donation? Perhaps you can afford an extra small amount today? Your contribution, particularly on a monthly basic, can ensure ACCES’ financial stability for current and future students.

ACCES is grateful for your continued and loyal support, and our students thank you for your generosity! 


Students from 2019 intake orientation

African Scholar’s Education Foundation Update

As you know, some of the members of the ACCES Alumni Association (AAA) have started a Kenyan foundation (ASEF). They’ve been moving forward over the summer with several key initiatives including:

  • Executive Education Workshop in partnership with UBC Sauder School of Business for AAA members in Nairobi
  • Administer a capacity gap questionnaire/assessment to participants to identify areas for improvement 
  • Create a strategic plan
  • Create a job description and contract for a Kenyan intern to continue with the capacity gap assessment with key ASEF members and to identify programs and methods to fill the gaps
  • Initiate a feasibility study in Kenya to identify potential operational models and revenue producing vehicles for the foundation (ASEF)

This work is being done in cooperation with the Kenya Advisory Committee, Kenya Programs Director, Team leader VJ Terzic (UBC Sauder grad) and the Kenyan intern, with input and oversight from the ED. The board in Canada is excited to see this progress in such a short time. 

Truly, this is Kenyanization coming to fruition!

ACCES Scholarship Coordinator and KAC vetting 2019 intake applications

A very big Thank You! to the Lewis Family Fund, held at the Nicola Wealth Private Giving Foundation

ACCES is pleased to say thank you to the Lewis Family for their very generous donation of $10,000! 

Left: ACCES grad Moses Akali addressing new students at orientation; Right: AAA Student Club dejiggering students at a community outreach event





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