YouTuber KevJumba (real name Kevin Wu) is nearing three million subscribers on his main YouTube channel, but his greatest achievement stands several thousand miles away. After raising money for a charity called The Supply, Wu has made a positive impact on the Kenyan community, and his YouTube handle now lends its name to its very own high school.
As he writes in the Huffington Post, Wu first became involved with The Supply when the nonprofit posted a video where children urged their favorite YouTuber to visit Kenya and become involved in humanitarian efforts. Not one to back down from a difficult task, Wu accepted, and thus began a series of videos shot in Kenya, where Wu worked with children affiliated with The Supply.
But Wu’s videos weren’t meant to simply uplift spirits. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Wu does not keep any of the profits from his secondary vlogging channel, JumbaFund. Instead, he donates all of the proceeds to charity, and through his Kenya videos and other efforts, Wu was able to raise $50,000 for The Supply. With that money, the charity built a school. And that school is now named KevJumba High School.
That’s right, there’s a school named after a YouTube channel. In addition to thanking Wu for his charitable efforts, we should be happy that his channel, not some others, received such an honor. I think a Video Game High School High School would have gotten confusing after a while.