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. 41 have been fully funded so far.

  • Walter

    23%

    Walter

    Kenya

    I am thee son of a single mother who until recently was the breadwinner in our family. We own a small piece of land which we injerited from my father but it has cannot fully sustain the family's needs. I am a talented athlete and I enjoy long-distance races. i dream of being a professional athlete in future and helpo get rid of poverty.

    School Year 2021

  • 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

  • Harison

    80%

    Harison

    Kenya

    Harison is a neuro-surgeon in the making. At school, his favorite subject is Biology, because it is practical, he says. Harison cannot wait to start saving and impacting lives though his career. He is the third born in a family of four children. They have both parents who work as casual laborers in Nyahururu-Kenya.

    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

  • Paul

    23%

    Paul

    Kenya

    Paul is a great footballer, who enjoys Mathematics. His goal is to be a Mechanical Engineer so that he may improve his life and that of his family and community. He is the last born in a family of three children. They have both parents who work as casual laborers in tea farms in Kericho-Kenya.

    School Year 2021

  • Amos

    23%

    Amos

    Kenya

    I come froma family of 11. My father works as a casual labourer and are not very regular. This has always put the family's situation in a bad place. I hope to a successful businessman one day. Education is my best shot to achieve this dream.

    School Year 2021

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