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 providing scholarships to underprivileged students and by breaking down local barriers to education by providing clean water, deworming programs and hand washing stations to schools, offering computer training, including STEM classes to students and teachers, building a culture of reading and strengthening literacy through their mobile library program.

Location:
Kenya
Partner Type:
Population served:
Kenya Connect serves 18,000 students in the rural village of Wamunyu. Families are extremely supportive of education despite 50% of students' families living in extreme poverty. There are currently 34 students supported of which 59% are female and 41% are male.
Student selection criteria:
Need and Merit
Services provided:
Computer training, community library, clean water and hand washing stations.
TSF student promotion rate:
2018 - 97%
2017 - 100%
2016 - 100%
2015 - 93%
2014 - 100%

Kenya Connect is raising money for 45 students' school expenses. 31 have been fully funded so far.

  • Joseph

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    Joseph

    Kenya

    Joseph is the second born child in a family of five. His elder brother dropped out of school due to lack of school fees. Since the passing on of his father, Joseph and his siblings have been staying with their mother who has taken over the responsibility of providing for her children. Though determined to make sure that her sons get the best, her health condition has affected her and can rarely manage to do manual work. After the death of their father, the extended family drove them out of their ancestral land. The family is currently living in a rented house in Wamunyu. Joseph is determined to change their family in future. He believes that hard work pays and in future he dreams of becoming a doctor, first to treat his mother and then other people in the society. 

    School Year 2023

  • Candy

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    Candy

    Kenya

    Candy Imali is the second of a single mother, she has an older sister who is in high school. She comes from a humble family which is curbed with lots of challenges which she endures daily. She lives in Kibera and she is working hard to be an aeronautical engineer when she clears high school. She is always willing and ready to learn.

    School Year 2023

  • Syongwa

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    Syongwa

    Kenya

    Syongwa is the first-born child in a family of four. She lives with her grandmother together with her siblings. Syongwa has been working hard in school. She has remained focused in achieving her dreams. Despite the challenges she faced in her primary education she managed to score exemplary marks. Her grandmother has remained to be her encouragement to do the best in school. Due to poverty her mother neglected the children and left them with their grandmother. Syongwa dreams to be a journalist in future in order to advocate for the plight of girls especially orphans in the media. She believes that hard work never goes unrewarded.

    School Year 2023

  • Zeyna

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    Zeyna

    Kenya

    Zeyna is the firstborn child in a family of three. Her parents are unemployed and depend on subsistence farming, which has adversely been affected by frequent droughts. Zeyna is a brilliant young girl who is determined to achieve her goals despite the many challenges she has been going through. Her dream to become a journalist has been her driving force. She has been concerned about many cases happening in the rural areas with no one to report to the world. For her education is an eye opener.

    School Year 2023

  • Mueni

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    Mueni

    Kenya

    Mueni is an outgoing girl who completed her primary education in 2017 and since her parents were unable to pay for her school fees she decided to repeat grade eight. Despite staying home for most of the time in the year due to small school levies, her dream to become a surgeon has kept her focused. Her parents are poor and only do casual jobs to cater for the family basic needs. Their house collapsed last year due to rains and they are now living in a makeshift house.  Mueni believes that hard work never goes unrewarded.

    School Year 2023

  • Lilian

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    Lilian

    Kenya

    Lilian is the last-born child in a family of six. Her father was involved in a motorbike accident and has been unable to support the family. Most of the elder siblings dropped out of school and are unemployed. Lilian is so determined to achieve her dream of becoming a doctor. Her good performance in her exams did not come on a silver platter. She had to wake up early in the morning to go to school to utilize electricity at school. At other times, she studied under the moonlight, as there was no source of light at home. She believes that without struggle there is no progress.

    School Year 2023

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