Kenya Connect

Field Partner

Kenya Connect's mission is to engage and empower students and teachers to succeed in the 21st century. They do this by breaking down local barriers to education by providing clean water, deworming programs and hand washing stations to schools, offering computer training to students and teachers and providing scholarships to underprivileged students.

Location:
Kenya
Partner Type:
Community Based Organization
Population served:
Kenya Connect serves 17,000 students in the rural village of Wamunyu. Over 50% of the population lives in extreme poverty but families are extremely supportive of education.
Student selection criteria:
Need and Merit
Services provided:
Computer training, community library, clean water and hand washing stations.
TSF student promotion rate:
2015 - 93%
2014 - 100%
2013 - 100%
2012 - 100%

Kenya Connect is raising money for 28 students' school expenses. 13 have have been fully funded so far.

  • Mwau

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    Mwau

    Kenya

    Mwau is the third born child in a family of four children. His father is a woodcarver and his mother is a housewife. Both parents are unable to raise his fees for secondary school. Mwau completed his primary education in 2015 and and scored 355 in KCPE exam. He was among the top students at his primary school. Mwau is a smart boy who is determined to work hard in school and become a civil engineer. He says, "When I grow up, I want to help design good roads in my country". This is the big dream for Mwau and with his passion and determination to excel in school, it should come to pass one day.

    School Year 2018

  • Jonathan

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    Jonathan

    Kenya

    Jonathan is the fourth born child in a family of six children. He has a twin brother called Isaac Nzingi. Their parents are divorced and have deserted the children. The children live with a guardian (Florence) who takes care for them. The main challenge is that the guardian family has a big family of their own (comprised of seven children) to fend for therefore limiting their ability to support these adopted children. The first and the second born brothers of Jonathan completed form four in 2012 and 2014 through support of well-wishers. The third born is currently in form four at the Mbaikini School and is supported by the guardian family. Jonathan did his primary exam in 2014 and passed well with 323 marks and has been admitted at The Mbaikini school. Jonathan is determined to join high school despite all odds. He is aspiring to become a reputable journalist in future.

    School Year 2018

  • Abigael

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    Abigael

    Kenya

    Abigael Mwelu is the second born child in a family of seven children. Her father deserted the family and went to live in Mombasa leaving the burden of caring and educating the children to their mother who does casual jobs like washing people clothes and digging to fend for the family. Her elder sister managed to complete high school through the support of well-wishers but she could not proceed to college and got married. Abigael has had to repeat several classes due to lack of payment for school dues but all along she has been among the top performing students. Despite her humble background Abigael is hardworking and has never given up in all these circumstances. She did her primary education examination at Sofia Primary School and managed to score 331 marks. She has been admitted to join form one at Kilembwa secondary school. Abigael believes that education is the only way to get out of the poverty cycle. She is determined to have a successful life in future that will allow her to help her family and also other needy children to achieve their goals.

    School Year 2018

  • Nelson

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    Nelson

    Kenya

    Nelson is the last born child in a family of 10 children; two brothers and 7 sisters. His parents are peasant farmers with no means of supporting a big family and most important providing education. All his elder siblings were not able to get a good education. In 2015 Nelson sat for his KCPE exam and scored 361 marks and was the second top student at his school. Nelson wants to follow a different path from his elder siblings and make a career in his life. He believes that education is the key to success and he hopes to gain secondary education and study hard to become a mechanical engineer in the future.

    School Year 2018

  • Lucia

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    Lucia

    Kenya

    Lucia is the second born child in a family of four. She did her certificate of primary education in 2014 and was admitted to secondary school in 2015. For the greater part of 2016, Lucia has been out of school due to lack of school fees. For the second term, Lucia was completely out of school. Her father has deserted the family leaving the burden of children support to their ailing mother who does casual jobs to cater for the family’s basic needs. The failing health of Lucia’s mother has rendered her unable to work hard as before. The burden of providing the basic necessities for the family has taken a toll on Lucia’s mothers’ meager resources making it hard to pay for her daughter’s school fees. Lucia’s dream for a good education risks being cut short due to lack of school fees. Despite the olds, Lucia is a self-disciplined and determined student who is optimistic to study and achieve her dream to become a lawyer and help educate her young siblings as well as other children in need.

    School Year 2018

  • Mutisya

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    Mutisya

    Kenya

    Mutisya is the third born child in a family of four children. His parents are divorced. Mutisya's mother takes care of his siblings single handedly since the father remarried and stopped taking care of the family. In 2012 Mutisya was adopted by their church pastor who took care of him as he went through primary school in Mwaasua Primary School. Mutisya passed well his primary exam with 339 marks and has been admitted at Masii Boys secondary school. His mother works as a casual cleaner in Wamunyu and lives in a rented house, as they have no home of their own. The firstborn girl in the family completed form four but never got any meaningful job. She works as a house help to supplement her mother little income to support the family. The second born in the family is a girl who is a first year student at Maseno University while Kelvin their last-born is in class six at Wamunyu Primary School. With the big family burden on her shoulders, Mutisya's mother is unable to support her son to gain secondary education. Mutisya is a very bright and determined student and for him gaining a strong education is his only hope for a good future.

    School Year 2018

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