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. 38 have been fully funded so far.

  • Alex

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    Alex

    Kenya

    Alex is the second born child in a family of five. His eldest sister dropped out of school due to lack of money for school fees. Alex used to finish his household chores before sunset to utilize the light of the day to finish his homework since he lacked an oil lamp. His room for studying was the kitchen and in many times he would light a fire to complete his assignments. Although he didn't always have money to pay for the primary school fees his teacher knew he was bright and allowed Alex to remain in school. All these challenges did not pull Alex down but he worked hard and emerged the best in his school for KCPEE results.

    School Year 2021

  • Shadrack

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    Shadrack

    Kenya

    Shadrack is the last-born child in a family of six. Most of his siblings dropped out of school. His parents are old and unable to do manual work. Shadrack was born weak and this delayed him from joining school. Though with a small body stature he is older than his peers. His dream is to become an electrical engineer to be able to help people in his village access electricity.

    School Year 2021

  • 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 2021

  • Daniel

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    Daniel

    Kenya

    Daniel is a very determined boy. While in primary school Daniel did not have a reading lamp. He had to utilize much of his daytime by forgoing break and recess time to catch up on his studies. He was able to overcome and emerge the best in the class. Daniel believes that education is the only key to his success. He is the first-born child in a family of three. His father is a wood carver whose small earnings have been depleted by hospital bills of ailing members of his extended family.

    School Year 2021

  • Wambua

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    Wambua

    Kenya

    Wambua is a very hard-working boy. In his school he emerged to be one of the top students. During his primary education Wambua remained focused despite the many challenges he went through. He is grateful to his teacher who exempted him from paying school levies and remained in school. His mother is single and only does casual jobs to cater for the family. Wambua is determined to become a doctor in future. He believes that hard work never goes unrewarded.

    School Year 2021

  • Fedelis

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    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 2021

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