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:
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 31 students' school expenses. 31 have been fully funded so far.

  • Vallery

    100%

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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