Kenya Education Fund

Field Partner

High school education is not free in Kenya. Kenya Education Fund gives Kenyan scholars access to quality high school education through four-year scholarships. To date, 3,172 students have completed our program while 530 students are currently enrolled. KEF also empowers students by teaching them life- and entrepreneurial skills and providing counseling and career guidance to ensure individuals mature to be well-rounded adults who will make change in their communities and break the poverty cycle.

Location:
Thika Town, Kenya
Partner Type:
Non-profit Scholarship Organization
Population served:
Kenya Education Fund serves high school girls and boys from every region of Kenya from all ethnic backgrounds. 530 students are currently enrolled equally split by gender.
Student selection criteria:
Need and Merit
Services provided:
Secondary (high) school scholarships for tuition, board, meals, textbooks, shoes and uniforms. Workshops and training focused on life skills, career readiness and entrepreneurship.
TSF student promotion rate:
2018 - 100%
2017 - 100%
2016 - 100%
2015 - 88%
2014 - 94%

Kenya Education Fund is raising money for 49 students' school expenses. 49 have been fully funded so far.

  • Vincent

    100%

    Vincent

    Kenya

    I am the first born of five children. We live with our mother who is unemployed. We get support from a relative who works as a security guard with one of the local security firms. He has his own family and this usually forces my mom to look for other odd jobs to supplement. i am in love with my books. I want to gain knowledge to help my younger siblings. They look up to me for inspiration and I would not wish to disappoint them. I also hope to influence my community in a positive way"

    School Year 2017

  • Vallery

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    Vallery

    Kenya

    I am the second born of five children. We live with our parents, my father and mother. It is a happy family and our parents do everything they can to keep us going. We all depend on my father's meager income and sometimes it becomes difficult to support my older sister in school. I have great ambitions of making it in life and I believe I can achieve my greatest goals with a good education. I have always committed to see this pass and the TSF support is the right platform for me and am grateful.

    School Year 2018

  • 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 2018

  • 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

  • Franklyne

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    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 2018

  • Paul Irungu

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    Paul Irungu

    Kenya

    Paul once lived on the streets of Nairobi when life was hard at home. He was reunited with the family later. He would like to be the best doctor in the world one day.

    School Year 2017

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