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.

  • Paul Irungu

    100%

    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

  • 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

  • Dismas

    100%

    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

    100%

    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

  • 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 2018

  • Allans

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    Allans

    Kenya

    My parents died when we were so young. My aunt took us in and she has been taking care of us since. She has a big family, plus she is a single mother. Her fish business can only cater for our meals. We have always depended on well-wishers for our education. I would want to improve the life of my family, especially my aunt's. She has done to us what no other person was willing to do. I am proud of her. The School Fund in partnership with Kenya Education Fund have given me a chance to reciprocate this kind gesture.

    School Year 2018

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