Christopher Gamaina, a journalist based in Mara Region, received a regional grant from TMF to help him cover a situation that threatened to deny children from poor families a future.

After a series of his stories in a newspaper, the Tarime District Council issued a circular with guidelines on the kind of contributions students could be asked to make and how much should be contributed.

Before the intervention, the contributions amounted to 50,000/- but this was cut to 20,000/- after the stories were published.