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