Kenya Education Fund

Field Partner

In Kenya, high school is not free. Kenya Education Fund provides scholarships, life skills and career readiness workshops to students who are unable to pay for high school. The School Fund helps fund these scholarships.

Location:
Kenya
Partner Type:
Community Based Organization
Population served:
Kenya Education Fund serves high school girls and boys from every region of Kenya from all ethnic backgrounds.
Student selection criteria:
Need and Merit
Services provided:
Life Skills workshops and career readiness workshops
TSF student promotion rate:
2015 - 88%
2014 - 94%
2013 - 100%
2012 - 100%

Kenya Education Fund is raising money for 26 students' school expenses. 26 have have been fully funded so far.

  • 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

  • Lavender

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    Lavender

    Kenya

    Lavender is the only child. However, her parents support three of her cousins who are orphans. The first is Samson and he is in class 8 at Spurgeons academy, Stephen is in class 7 at Ayany primary and Moses is in class 6 also at Ayany primary. Lavender's mother works as a cook at Spurgeons primary and her father is self employed and works as a tailor. She is a confident girl. Something she has worked on for a very long time since it would her in a dream career. She would like to be a Lawyer in future so that she would be able to fight for the rights of the disadvantaged. Since she joined high school, Lavender has maintained impressive grades. She remains focused towards achieving her dream.

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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