Kenya Education Fund

Field Partner

In Kenya, high school is not free. Kenya Education Fund provides scholarships, life skills and career readiness workshops to students who are unable to pay for high school. The School Fund helps fund these scholarships.

Location:
Kenya
Partner Type:
Community Based Organization
Population served:
Kenya Education Fund serves high school girls and boys from every region of Kenya from all ethnic backgrounds.
Student selection criteria:
Need and Merit
Services provided:
Life Skills workshops and career readiness workshops
TSF student promotion rate:
2015 - 88%
2014 - 94%
2013 - 100%
2012 - 100%

Kenya Education Fund is raising money for 26 students' school expenses. 26 have have been fully funded so far.

  • Agnes

    100%

    Agnes

    Kenya

    I was born to a family that is nomadic. However, after we lost most of our cattle to cattle rustling and famine, my parents resorted to burning charcoal as a means of livelihood. This means is unstable and has always put my family at greater financial risks. Also, most of the girls in my village are not so enthusiastic about education. They get married at an early age, something very much encouraged by the cultural practices around this place. I work hard everyday in school to be among the few girls who wish to break the ceiling. it is my belief that some day we will achieve this.

    School Year 2017

  • Mercy

    100%

    Mercy

    Kenya

    I was brought up in a single-parent family, headed by mom. I do not remember my father since he died when I was still very young. My mother works as a casual laborer in a neighboring tea plantation. She also has a part-time business to supplement her meagre earnings from the tea plucking. She brews local liquor, something which always puts her in trouble with the local administration. I admire her zeal though. I have the dreams of being a successful doctor. This gives me the drive to face each day positively, full of optimism of a better future.

    School Year 2017

  • Faith

    100%

    Faith

    Kenya

    I grew up seeing my father work on our small farm to provide for our family. He would also engage in other jobs to supplement this. However, things took a drastic turn when he fell ill and succumbed a few weeks later. This meant that my mother was now the breadwinner of the house, something that affected the family's income. Over the years, she has struggled to ensure that she gives us her best. My mother is a strong woman which makes me her greatest admirer. The much she has done for us is aimed towards securing us a better future. We bank our hopes on our education.

    School Year 2017

  • Boniface

    100%

    Boniface

    Kenya

    I am the only child of a single mother. She works as a casual laborer and this helps in putting food on our table. Secondary education in Kenya is very expensive and this would require extra source of income which is not available at the moment. We live in the slums of Kibera. This is the largest slum in Kenya and poverty rate is very high. I work hard in school with one ultimate goal, to break the cycle of poverty. They say education is the best way and I believe in this philosophy.

    School Year 2017

  • Duncan

    100%

    Duncan

    Kenya

    I grew up in the hands of a single mother. We went through several challenges together but we have always managed. In 2014, we faced the most challenging part of the year. My mother was bedridden and I had to take care of her at the same time I had to prepare for the end year national examination. We mostly had to depend on the philanthropy of neighbors and a few relatives to survive. I have embraced this as part of life. I will not let it dim my spirit. The School Fund has extended an olive branch to me. A chance to redefine my life and come out of this mire.

    School Year 2017

  • Lillian

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    Lillian

    Kenya

    I am the first been in my family and I have four siblings. My follower and I sat for our class eight national examination . We scored good marks. My father is a carpenter and what he earns is not enough to take both of us to secondary school, pay rent, and educate our younger siblings in primary school. I love mathematics and I hope to pursue medicine in future. Life in Kibera has not been the most desirable but I hope to work hard in school to change this.

    School Year 2017

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