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.

  • Franklyne

    100%

    Franklyne

    Kenya

    I am the last born of six children. We used to do well some time back. This suddenly changed when my mother and older sister lost their jobs, thanks to a sudden sickness that struck both of them at the same time. It was so harsh. My older brother was left with a huge burden of taking care of us. Given his level of education, he is not able to secure meaningful employment. Things have been rough since. One of the major concerns for me is my education. It is one the things I hold so dearly. I want the best for my family and this can only come with someone effecting a change and I believe that person might as well be me. The opportunity to join high school is a big step towards making this dream a reality.

    School Year 2017

  • Shamim

    100%

    Shamim

    Kenya

    Am the only child under the care of my single mother. Both of us live in my grandmother's house. My mother does casual labor which helps in sustaining our family. I love her dedication and zeal to ensure that we get the best. However, she is sometimes overwhelmed but this never kills her spirit. I am so fond of her. I am talented academically and I also love performing arts. In 2014, I represented my school at the national level of drama competition. This gave me a chance to perform for the president at State House. It is one of those moments I revere.

    School Year 2017

  • Leah

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    Leah

    Kenya

    I am the first born of seven children. I live with my aunt here in Nairobi. My parents are in the countryside and I came to Nairobi to search for a better education. Where I come from, not so many people take education very seriously. In fact, most girls get married at a very tender age. My sister and I were lucky to come and live in the city with our aunt. My aunt is so passionate about education. She does not earn much from her small business but really struggles to see we get a better education. She was able to secure me a scholarship during my time in primary school, but this ended when I graduated to high school. I am smart, compassionate and polite. I hope these three characters will help me be a good lawyer in future.

    School Year 2016

  • Lillian

    100%

    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

  • Boniface

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    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

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    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

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