Global Education Fund has supported the Kenya Leadership Program for two years since its commencement in 2007. There are now 67 Scholars in the program, 65% of whom are girls. These Scholars have overcome great obstacles in their lives to be able to attend secondary school and have proven to be an incredibly bright and dedicated group of young people.
As the Kenya Leadership Program expands, Global Education Fund continues to look for ways to support these scholars beyond their traditional academic setting. We have accomplished this through a series of skills workshops and motivational seminars every term where the Scholars learn entrepreneurial skills and hear the stories of men and women within their own communities who have found fulfillment in a variety of jobs. Another positive addition to the Kenya Leadership Program is the mentoring meetings that have been set up between university students in Kenya with the Scholars; these interactions allowed the scholars to talk through the challenges they face in their lives and how they can overcome these obstacles to have the future that they imagine for themselves.
Two Scholars have graduated thus far, and ten more will graduate this year. We hope that they will find themselves prepared to be confident and capable leaders of their communities.
The Staff at Global Education Fund join the Kenya Scholars in thanking you for your support.
"I feel joy in my heart when I feel people outside my country are thinking about me and my future to attain my set goals. In future, we hope to do the same in our country and help all the needy children as you did to us."
- Nasiali Winnie, GEF Scholar