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 35 students' school expenses. 12 have been fully funded so far.

  • Alexander Mutisya

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    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 2022

  • Mathias Nzioka

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    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 2022

  • Bredah Katiku

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    Bredah Katiku

    Kenya

    Bredah is an outgoing girl who is determined to excel in life despite all odds. She is the third born child in a family of six. Her parents are poor and only does casual jobs to cater for their big family. In school Bredah would get ridiculed by fellow students since her uniform was torn and her parents could not afford to buy her a new one. Despite missing many school days due to school levies, Bredah worked tirelessly to emerge among the best students in her school. Her dream is to become a nurse in future to help many patients who suffer in hospitals due to lack of good care. Bredah believes that hard work never goes unrewarded.

    School Year 2022

  • Jane

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    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 2022

  • 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 2022

  • 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 2022

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