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 36 students' school expenses. 31 have have been fully funded so far.

  • Edith Kithei

    41%

    Edith Kithei

    Kenya

    Edith is the second born child in a family of four. Despite her humble background, Edith is determined to achieve her goals. Her mother, the only bread winner is unemployed and depends on casual jobs to take care of the family. Her father has been ailing and therefore unable to support the family. Edith dream is to become a neurosurgeon so as to help children and people with brain tumors. She is a keen environmentalist and enjoys planting trees at home and the neighborhood. She has also been doing community service programs including Matter heart run and Bishop Kioko hand walk in her school. Edith believes that the first step towards success is taken when you refuse to be captive of the environment in which you find yourself in.

    School Year 2018

  • Christopher Kwaila

    0%

    Christopher Kwaila

    Kenya

    Kwaila is the first-born child in a family of four. His parents separated and the children lives with their father. His family does not own any land and therefore they stay in a one-roomed rented house in the local market. Christopher is a very ambitious boy who wants to be a pilot. He has great fascination for airplanes and has always wondered how they can fly in the sky without falling. He wants to study hard and understand the science of aeronautics. Christopher is also an outgoing boy with good leadership skills. At primary school, he was elected as the president of the student council. As a president, he started inter-class games competitions and this has made their school to shine in games competitions. He has led other students in doing community service work including repairing the road that connects their school and the market. Christopher believes that Education is the best weapon to fight poverty.

    School Year 2018

  • Mathias Nzioka

    0%

    Mathias Nzioka

    Kenya

    Nzioka is the lastborn child in a family of six. His parents are aged and only depend on subsistence farming to bring up their family. Although Nzioka faced a myriad of challenges in school, including being send home for school levies, he emerged the best student in his school. He aspires to be a doctor in future in order to help the less fortunate students in the society who suffer from various ailments so that they can study comfortably. Nzioka believes that working hard and believing in God makes everything possible.

    School Year 2018

  • Alexander Mutisya

    5%

    Alexander Mutisya

    Kenya

    Alexander is the lastborn child in a family of four. All his elder siblings have all dropped out of school in primary level due to lack of school fees. His mother is single and unemployed. She has been ailing and can rarely manage to do manual work to cater for her children. Despite all odds alexander managed to perform very well in his primary level education. He is determined to achieve his goal of becoming a doctor in future. As a doctor, he believes that he will help the poor in the society access medical services. Alexander believes that education is the key to success.

    School Year 2018

  • Jane

    2%

    Jane

    Kenya

    Jane is the first born child in a family of three. Her father deserted the family leaving the children under the care of their mother who works as a house help. Jane completed grade eight in 2016 and scored high marks. Her mother could not afford to take her to secondary school and instead wanted her to be employed as a house help. Jane defied her mother and with the help of her local pastor went back to school and repeated grade 8. In 2017 she emerged the best girl in her school and was admitted to a national school. Despite the many challenges, Jane is determined to excel in her studies. Her dream to become a surgeon remains her driving force. She hopes to help the less fortunate in the society who cannot afford medical care. Jane believes that hard work pays.

    School Year 2018

  • Mercy

    100%

    Mercy

    Kenya

    Mercy Rehema Kamonya is a first born child of a single mother, she has one sister. She resides in Kibera. Her family background and poverty makes her aspire to be a journalist when she finishes high school. She is 15 years of age, is hard working, a good listener and ready to learn at all times.

    School Year 2017

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