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 53 students' school expenses. 53 have been fully funded so far.

  • Jackson

    100%

    Jackson

    Kenya

    Hails from a family of 8 children. Father works as a casual labourer and his income is usually with the huge fees to be paid for children in high school and colleges. Mother is a housewife. Jackson is aspiring to be an accountant making him to work hard in Mathematics.

    School Year 2021

  • 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

  • Eugene

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    Eugene

    Kenya

    Eugene lives with his aunt who sells French fries as a means of survival. His father died when he was young and his mother remarried but due to cultural restrictions, she was unable to take Eugene with her. This forced him to live with his aunt who has struggled to pay for his school fees. Eugene's aunt is very passionate about education and despite her meager income she goes out of her way to ensure all the children under her care get a better education. Eugene loves sports and has a strong affinity for computers. He aspires to be an expert in computers. However, the situation at home keeps dimming this bright dream.

    School Year 2016

  • Collins

    100%

    Collins

    Kenya

    Raised by a single mother, the family has struggled to make ends meet. They stay in single-roomed house and his mother is the sole provider. Her meagre incomes would not have been enough to take him to a quality school. He has great dreams and hopes that some day he will make them come. He entirely banks on his education and the exp[eriences in school to make this happen.

    School Year 2021

  • Dismas

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    Dismas

    Kenya

    I come from a family of four, my two siblings, my mother and I. My father left for the countryside after he separated from my mother. This separation left us under the care of my mother. My mother is a hardworking woman and she has inspired me a lot. I owe everything I have achieved in this young life to her. She is my biggest source of hope. I joined the football team in school and I hope to help my school achieve its highest feat. I work hard in everything I do and I go for the most challenging of experiences to gain more exposure. My philosophy in life is to always strive for the highest attainable glory.

    School Year 2018

  • Ruth

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    Ruth

    Kenya

    I come from a big family. I have nine other siblings. We are all taken care of by my father who at this point is not working/unemployed. My older siblings have attended/still attend not-very-good schools. I was to follow suit until The School Fund came to my rescue. This is a "first" in my family. This is a common situation in Kibera. I am among the lucky few from financially disadvantaged families to get support from well-wishers.

    School Year 2018

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