When a girl graduates she is empowered to change her life and the lives of those around her.
In Kenya, cultural practices such as child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM) put education further out of reach for girls. Extreme poverty prevents 65% of students from completing school. The challenge is even greater for girls from nomadic communities and tribes who are some of Kenya’s most desperately poor citizens and where female education is not valued. Less than 10% of girls from nomadic communities and tribes make it to high school.
Kenya Education Fund (KEF) believes these girls can become change makers in their communities and beyond, and gives nomadic girls access to education. Students attend boarding schools where they are safe, stable and receive a quality education.
$70 One month of high school for a girl
$58 School supplies and clothes for one girl