The KEF mission is to provide disadvantaged students in Kenya, and their schools, with support and educational resources so that they may improve their communities and break the cycle of poverty in Kenya.
High school education in Kenya is not free. Only 51.6% (Males) and 48.6% (Females) are enrolled in secondary school with a significant drop out rate due to lack of school fees (UNICEF 2012).
Education is the seed of opportunity.
Africa’s chronic problems of poverty, illness and corruption can be prevented in the generations to come if we continue to support education and human development in places like Kenya.
When you sponsor a KEF student through an educational scholarship, over 95% of your donation is used to provide a deserving girl or boy with a scholarship to boarding school.
KEF scholarships are given on the basis of two major criteria: need and merit. Our program is unique in that we reach students from all eight provinces of Kenya, supporting a diverse mix of boys and girls. Through our program, KEF scholars have the potential to become agents of positive change in their communities, whether that is in the slums of Kibera, the nomadic Maasai areas by Mount Kilimanjaro or the lush samba (farm) communities surrounding Mount Kenya.
We are currently supporting approximately 750 students in over 250 schools throughout Kenya. In December 2014, KEF graduated 150 students and have accepted 160 new students to the program in January 2015.