Kenyans children sitting in school.

Advancing Education

Advancing Education

Education is the most powerful weapon which we can use to change the world.
Nelson Mandela

These inspirational words spoken by Nelson Mandela reveal how essential education is to improving lives. In Kenya, it is the key to a better life. While Kenya introduced free primary education in 2003, ancillary expenses (such as school uniforms, textbooks and supplies) and the high cost of secondary education continue to prevent many children from obtaining an education. Kenya Works provides education scholarships to primary and secondary students to help remove financial barriers. We support advancing education because we know that education is one of the prime mechanisms in escaping poverty.


Kenya Works provides scholarships to orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya to ease the financial barrier of furthering their education.

In the spirit of offering people a hand-up rather than a hand-out, we provide scholarship recipients with opportunities to "Pay it Forward." Our Kenya Works scholars are taught the value and significance of becoming active contributors to their communities. These students are experiencing first-hand the rewarding feeling that comes simply by doing a good deed for someone and expecting nothing in return.

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Improved Infrastructure

Kenyan kids sitting in their desks.

We know that improving school facilities and education materials strengthens learning outcomes. Kenya Works partners with communities to build and improve environments where children will be safe, learn and thrive.

From an overcrowded, dirt floor, timber and iron sheeting preschool to this safe and welcoming preschool environment, Kotonje Preschool is but one example of how we are letting these beautiful children know they are worthy and belong in a beautiful and safe space for learning.

Makini Initiative

A confident girl, a brighter future

More than 65 percent of women and girls in Kenya do not have access to sanitary pads. The lack of safe, affordable and appropriate methods for dealing with menstruation has far-reaching implications for their physical, social and mental well-being.

Victory Community Development Center


VICODEC focuses on youth and poverty by feeding 2,500 children and educating 650 students every day. It provides medical care to children and their families, along with adult vocational training.

Please visit the VICODEC website   to learn how to sponsor a child in need.

TAPA Preschool

Transform A Person Africa (TAPA) has just increased their footprint in the slum of Kibera, with the addition of their new site, gifted in trust, after an organization poorly managed the school. Now the work begins as TAPA improves the site environment while improving the lives of the children they touch. The TAPA school motto, "Linking children to their potential," and the Kenya Works motto, "Partnering with communities, expanding opportunities," are supporting initiatives that together, are bringing communities the tools to forge lives of dignity and hope.

Information Communication & Technology Center

Linking Kenya to a World of Possibilities

In rural Homa Bay County, Kenya, where the future ICT center will be, exist 12 secondary schools, 23 primary schools, more than 10,000 students and 0 computers. In response to this great need, Kenya Works has partnered with Moriah Resource Centre (MOREC) to bring the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) program to Homa Bay County.

girl in pink coat eating with other children

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and help make a difference in hundreds of lives in communities in Kenya. Your generosity supports dozens of educational and sustinance programs that make a significant, positive impact in the livelihoods for those who need it most.

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