Kenya Education Fund

Kenya Education Fund (KEF) is a US nonprofit and a Kenya-based non-governmental organisation that gives high school boarding scholarships to financially challenged girls and boys.

In Kenya, high school is not free.  Widespread poverty and cultural traditions like childhood marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM) prevent two-thirds of Kenyans from completing 12 years of school.   Since 2001, KEF has awarded more than 2,500 scholarships to Kenya’s most promising youth, helping them to complete high school and transition to higher education or the workforce.

KEF PROGRAMS

KEF partners with 150 government high schools across Kenya.  Our 4-year boarding scholarships to these schools also include a series of life skills and career guidance workshops aimed at preparing KEF Scholars for life outside the classroom.

Socially-conscious local companies like East Africa Safari Ventures, Phillips Pharmaceuticals, as well as hundreds of KEF alumni help to coach, inspire and sponsor our students.   KEF’s formula of scholarships + workshops + corporate/community engagement has been wildly successful with over 80% of our students transitioning to higher education or a job within two years of completing high school.

KEF Scholarships include:

  • School Fees (boarding) for 4-years
  • Uniform and shoes
  • Textbooks and Geometric sets
  • Scientific Calculator
  • Field trips
  • Life Skills Workshops
  • Career, Reproductive health & Entrepreneurship Workshop (CREW)
  • KEF Alumni Association Membership