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.

girl in pink coat eating with other children

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