Our Chosen Charity – KEEF (Kenya Education Endowment Fund)

Approximately half of Kenya’s population is under 19 years of age. This high dependency ratio puts tremendous strain on the country’s health care and educational programs.

SSA have chosen to support the Kenya Education Endowment Fund (KEEF) by sponsoring six students.

 

Why does KEEF support secondary education?

The expenses of secondary school are beyond the means of many families, but with education and confidence the bright young people that KEEF supports tend to become leaders in their communities.

Secondary schools in Kenya include Forms 1 to 4, equivalent to our Grades 9 to 12. Tuition fees must be paid and all supplies must be provided. Most KEEF students attend boarding schools to maximize their educational opportunities, so school supplies include uniforms as well as a mattress, bedding, washing equipment and more. Students also need to buy text books and calculators.

Without financial assistance, most of the students selected for KEEF scholarships would not continue to attend school.

 

For more information about KEEF and the fantastic work they do, go to http://www.kenyaeducation.org/

To make a donation, click here.

 

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