KEF awarded 67 scholarships to Class 8 students at this year’s scholarship award ceremony/orientation day held on January 4th, 2019.
Awarded evenly to female and male students from across Kenya, a 4-year KEF Scholarship includes boarding school fees, uniform, a pair of shoes, textbooks, geometry set and a scientific calculator for each student.
Our scholars were selected through a rigorous application and interview process based on financial need and academic merit. Here are some of their amazing stories…
Eugene & his father on orientation day
Eugene is from a village in Bungoma, about 400 Kilometers from the capital, Nairobi.
He has 3 siblings and he is the first one in the family to go to high school.
Eugene oversaw constitutional affairs in the pupils’ government at his primary school. Solving problems and socializing with his friends as well as his outstanding performance in social studies are what got him elected. He is confident he will make a great lawyer someday.
Bahsan & her mother on orientation day
She and her ten siblings have grown up in remote and nomadic Wajir – North Eastern Kenya, over 600 kilometers from the capital. When asked what it is like growing in her family, she described it as miserable. She hates the utter poverty surrounding them.
Bahsan’s favorite subject is Science and she would like to be a Neuro-Surgeon. Dr. John Boore, one of the top neurosurgeons in Kenya, is her role model. She really admires the way he loves to give back and uplift his people. She would like to be successful too so that she can help her family and community.
Brian & his mother on orientation day
Brian and his two siblings have grown up in remote and dry Kitui, over 175 kilometers east of Nairobi. “We live in a one roomed house thatched with grass, we use firewood and a tin lamp. We share bedding that is torn. The leaking parts in our roof are covered with sacks…” Brian describes his home.
He enjoys playing football since it helps him unwind, stay healthy and active. Science is his favorite subject and becoming a doctor is his career goal. Brian recently joined debate club so that he could learn to speak in front of people which is sometimes challenging for him.
Precious & her mother on orientation day
Soipan is from Narok, a rural town about 145 Kilometers West of Nairobi.
Her and nine other siblings have been brought up by a single mum who is a casual laborer. She says that it has been challenging. Sometimes they have had to go without food, school uniform and fees. An environment she says is not conducive for learning.
She is the first one in her family to have a real chance at high school as four of her elder siblings had to drop out of school due to lack of fees. Soipan enjoys debate club because it boosts her confidence. Math is her favorite subject and she hopes to become an accountant.
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