AHI is a Swahili word that means ‘friend’
and whose initials stand for An Honest Intention. The founders of the Honest Intention Organization wanted it to be a friend and source of hope for the underprivileged children in Kenya. It was founded in 2011. AHI’s passion for enhancing the education of children in Kenya was cultivated from the disappointing illiteracy levels of more than 30% in Kenya and the poor quality of education received. Empowerment of the mind, academically or otherwise, is key in the achievement of the benefits of sustainable development in society.
In the past, the lack of a proper education has been seen to have an inverse correlation with the increase in poverty levels in our nation. An example of a dire need within society is the deriving of a feasible solution to the regular-occurring droughts in the nation. A permanent solution that should be encouraged is education. An educated person would be more equipped to face such challenges, perhaps by initiating projects such as greenhouse or drought-resistant farming which will ensure food on their tables during drier times. An educated people will also be able to formulate sustainable measures for the prevention of droughts.