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 23 students' school expenses. 23 have have been fully funded so far.

  • Eugene

    100%

    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

  • 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 2017

  • 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 2017

  • Duncan

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    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 2017

  • Lillian

    100%

    Lillian

    Kenya

    I am the first been in my family and I have four siblings. My follower and I sat for our class eight national examination . We scored good marks. My father is a carpenter and what he earns is not enough to take both of us to secondary school, pay rent, and educate our younger siblings in primary school. I love mathematics and I hope to pursue medicine in future. Life in Kibera has not been the most desirable but I hope to work hard in school to change this.

    School Year 2017

  • Vincent

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    Vincent

    Kenya

    I am the first born of five children. We live with our mother who is unemployed. We get support from a relative who works as a security guard with one of the local security firms. He has his own family and this usually forces my mom to look for other odd jobs to supplement. i am in love with my books. I want to gain knowledge to help my younger siblings. They look up to me for inspiration and I would not wish to disappoint them. I also hope to influence my community in a positive way"

    School Year 2017

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