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. 36 have been fully funded so far.

  • Sabina

    28%

    Sabina

    Kenya

    Sabina is the last-born child in a family of three. She lives with her ailing mother and her sisters in a rented house in the Wamunyu market as they have no land. Her mother is a tailor, but her health condition has always deterred her from working for long hours. She is the only bread winner, and with two children in school the burden of paying school fees has overwhelmed her. Sabina is very bright and despite the challenges in her family she is determined to succeed in life. She dreams to be a surgeon in future to help the needy in the society. To her determination knows no barrier. She loves dancing.

    School Year 2022

  • Joseph

    18%

    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 2022

  • Fedelis

    65%

    Fedelis

    Kenya

    Fedelis is the last-born child in a family of three. He first sat for his primary education exam in 2018 and passed very well. His father could not afford to take him to secondary school and therefore he decided to repeat grade eight with the hope of getting a scholarship to pursue his goal. Fedelis attributes his success to his discipline and cooperation with teachers. He remains focused to achieve his goal of becoming an engineer in future to help his community. He believes that hard work never goes unrewarded.

    School Year 2022

  • Vincent Muuo

    20%

    Vincent Muuo

    Kenya

    Vincent is the third born in a family of four. His parents separated leaving the burden of supporting the family to his mother. The mother is currently unemployed and only does casual job to cater for family needs. While in Primary school, Vincent was often sent home to collect school levies and this affected his studies. He could spend almost half of the night reading to compensate the lost time. Despite the challenges, he worked tirelessly to achieve the best in his primary education. Vincent aspires to be a doctor in future. He believes that quitters never win but winners never quit. He likes watching football and reading storybooks.

    School Year 2022

  • Crispus

    74%

    Crispus

    Kenya

    Crispus is the second born child in a family of two. His mother is single and lost her employment last year. Without formal employment the burden of taking care of her two children has become a challenge. She currently relies on well-wishers to support her daughter’s secondary education. Despite many challenges he faced, Crispus emerged the best student in his school and his dream is to become a civil engineer to help solve the problem of dilapidated roads in his village and across the country. 

    School Year 2022

  • Faith

    28%

    Faith

    Kenya

    Faith is the third born in a family of four. Her mother is a single parent who does casual jobs which are rare to get sometimes. They also live with their aged grandmother who is ailing hence unable to provide. Faith is a jovial and determined girl who wishes to pursue neurosurgeon in future. At home Faith lacked a reliable source of light to study. She could wake up very early in the morning to walk to school in order to utilize electricity at school. She excelled in her primary education and was the top student in her school. Faith believes that hard work never goes unrewarded and light shines after darkness. Faith loves reading novels.

    School Year 2022

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