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. 34 have been fully funded so far.

  • Gloria

    23%

    Gloria

    Kenya

    I come from a pastrolist community but over theyears we have had to diversify our means of income. My father works as a security person in a nearby homestead and my mother runs a small grocery shop to supplement my father's income. I am the first to attend high school in my family and it means a lot to me. I hope to inspire my younger sibling and hopefully, other girls in my community.

    School Year 2021

  • Fareen Kendi

    23%

    Fareen Kendi

    Kenya

    Lives with grandmother. Her mother is mentally ill and the family relies on well-wishers for most of her needs.

    School Year 2021

  • Beatrice

    62%

    Beatrice

    Kenya

    I am the second child of a single mother who works as a casual worker, mostly doing household laundry in the neighborhood. She also does other small trades and through this, she can only pay for my older brother's fee. I love playing volleyball and my dream is to represent kenya at an international level. I also dream of being an engineer and try establish a foundation to help needy children in my community.

    School Year 2021

  • Beavon

    38%

    Beavon

    Kenya

    Has both parents; mother is a farmer in the countryside, father hawks items in the streets of Nairobi. The family does not have much but Beavon appreciates the peace existing in his family. It has helped them overcome several challenges.

    School Year 2021

  • Simiona

    23%

    Simiona

    Kenya

    Has both parents, both doing menial jobs to survive. They sell charcoal but since a ban was imposed on charcoal buiness, family has resorted to looking for other means to draw income

    School Year 2021

  • Nicholas

    23%

    Nicholas

    Kenya

    Brought by both parents, his mother is the only one who was involved in his upbringing. Mother does menial jobs to make ends meet for family. Believes he is a good writer.

    School Year 2021

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