Enable High School for Needy Kenyans
The Kenya Education Fund (KEF) provides 500 impoverished Kenyan students with resources that will enable them to attend secondary school and succeed in their pursuit of higher education. You can sponsor these boys and girls or support their education by providing supplies, books, and/or tuition.
Education for children is a luxury that many parents around the world cannot afford. Kenya is one such place. With a per capita income of $730 (World Bank 2007), poverty is the primary reason most Kenyans do not complete high school. The average cost of one year of high school ranges from $500-$600, putting it well beyond their reach. Without assistance, Kenyan children have little hope of breaking out of the cycle of poverty in which they live, whether in urban or remote rural areas. Girls, in particular, tend to be denied an education and are often married off at early ages. The Kenya Education Fund identifies such youngsters and provides the financial assistance and support needed to finish high school and acquire skills necessary to become healthy, productive members of the global community. This includes school fees, books, educational supplies and tutoring. The KEF strengthens existing schools by hosting HIV/AIDS teacher trainings and arranging for affordable computers. Donors have the option of sponsoring an individual student with whom they can communicate. The KEF currently supports 500 students enrolled in over 200 high schools.
About Kenya Education Fund
Partner since November, 2008
The Kenya Education Fund (KEF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help break the cycle of poverty that affects communities across Kenya by providing access to education. Utilizing a Nairobi-based staff and a network of volunteers in Kenya, the KEF focuses on identifying high potential students in 8th grade or already in the early years of high school (Form I or Form II) who require assistance in paying for high quality boarding school. The KEF provides additional funds to ensure that each scholarship student has the books, uniforms, supplies and other materials needed to be successful. Currently, KEF funds students from each of Kenya's eight provinces, representing students who hail from urban slums, nomadic communities, rural areas, refugee camps, etc.