In Kenya, high school is not free 50% of students are not in school. Kenya education fund (KEF) is a nonprofit on a mission to give access to quality education and keep these scholars in school. We provide high school scholarships based on need and merit to students across Kenya. We have 3,335 alum to our program and counting.
The story of KEF weaves together the rich histories of three organizations, the Kenya Education Fund (est. 2006), the Nomadic Kenyan Children’s Educational Fund (NKCEF, est. 2001) and the Children of Kibera Foundation (est. 2007). KEF has over 20 years of collective experience working to promote education in Kenya. KEF was started by former Peace Corps Volunteer, Bradley Broder and local community leader, Dominic Muasya, to keep kids in high school when their means did not allow. NKCEF was formed after a group of families from McLean, Virginia accompanied their children’s high school teacher, Hon. Joseph Lekuton, on a trip to his nomadic homeland in Northern Kenya where many of the children were not in school. NKCEF combined with KEF in 2011. Children of Kibera Foundation was founded by Honorable Ken Okoth (Kibra) and provided hundreds of educational scholarships to primary, secondary and university students from Kibera –Africa’s largest slum. CoKF decided to join hands with KEF in 2013.
KEF gives high school students a chance to stay in school. We provide scholarships based on need and merit to high school students across Kenya. We also provide them with Life-skills, career guidance and entrepreneurship workshops as well as mentorship. This is to make sure they grow to be all-rounded individuals who can make a change in their communities.
Self-reliance through education.
The KEF mission is to provide disadvantaged students in Kenya and their schools with support and educational resources for them to improve their communities and break the poverty cycle.