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 54 students' school expenses. 21 have been fully funded so far.

  • Mutheu

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    Mutheu

    Kenya

    Mutheu is the fifth born child from a family of 6 children. Her parents rely on casual jobs to sustain the family. Despite being sent home due to school levies every now and then, she has remained resolved towards achieving her dream of becoming a teacher. Mutheu believes that knowledge is power and she wants to pass it to students to end illiteracy in the rural areas. She also wants to empower students to attain their dream careers and occupations so as to improve their livelihoods. During her free time, she likes to read novels.

    School Year 2025

  • Vaati

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    Vaati

    Kenya

    Vaati is the third born in a family of four. His father has been ailing and cannot perform heavy tasks. His mother has been supporting the family through casual jobs. Vaati dreams of becoming a doctor in future because he wants to help the less privileged like his father to access medical services. Covid-19 pandemic was a blessing in a disguise for Vaati. When schools were closed indefinitely, he used to wake up early in the morning to study and revise. He also attended the online classes. He utilized the opportunity well knowing that every cloud has a silver lining and emerged as the best student in his school. He enjoys playing football. Knowing his purpose in school was his secret advantage.

    School Year 2025

  • Christine Syevia

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    Christine Syevia

    Kenya

    Christine is the firstborn in a family of two. Her mother is a single parent and the sole breadwinner of the family. Christine completed her primary education in 2020 and was unable to join secondary school due to lack of school fees. She decided to repeat grade eight with great hopes of doing much better. And joining high school. Despite the challenges, she emerged the best student in her school. She aspires to be a neurosurgeon so she could save the lives of many. Christine believes that winners never quit and quitters never win. She loves reading and telling stories

    School Year 2025

  • Mwau Felix

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    Mwau Felix

    Kenya

    Mwau is fifth born in a family of six. His parents are unemployed and only do casual jobs to cater for the family needs and also pay school fees for his elder three siblings who are in secondary school. Food has always been inadequate in their family. His teachers helped to pay for his school levies in order to remain in school. He toiled hard to shine in his academics. He could get to school very early to utilize the electricity to study. He also accredits his success to being a well-disciplined, God fearing, consulting the teachers and co-operating with them. Mwau is very determined to become an electrical engineer and help the community. He believes that hard work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. He loves athletics.

    School Year 2025

  • Matata

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    Matata

    Kenya

    Matata is a daring young boy who believes that success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. He is the last born in a family of four. His parents are unemployed and largely depend on subsistence farming, which has been negatively affected by frequent severe droughts. Most of the rural roads in his village are very impassable and this has pushed him towards achieving his dream of becoming an engineer. Since Matata was a young boy, he has always liked playing football not only at home but also in school and he was the goalkeeper for his school team.

    School Year 2025

  • Maureen

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    Maureen

    Kenya

    Maureen Mueni is the first born child in a family of three. She lives with her single mum and her siblings. Her mother struggles a lot to fend for their needs. She is inspired to be a doctor so that she is able to lift up her family from the shackles of poverty. She loves reading.

    School Year 2025

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