International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security

Kenya Education Fund

aka KEF

New York, NY

Mission

The Kenya Education Fund (KEF) is an international nonprofit organization that provides disadvantaged students in Kenya, and their schools, with support and educational resources so that they may improve their communities and break the cycle of poverty in Kenya.

In Kenya, high school is not free. The cost of both public and private schools prohibit 3 out of 4 students - most of them girls - from completing high school due to poverty and gender inequality. KEF is dedicated to helping promising but needy Kenyans improve their lives by giving them the opportunity to finish high school and acquire the skills they need to be healthy and successful members of our global community.

Ruling Year

2002

Executive Director

Mr. Bradley Broder

Kenya Country Director and Co-Founder

Mr. Dominic Muasya

Main Address

360 E. 72nd Street # C3405

New York, NY 10021 USA

Keywords

educate, education, Kenya, high school, scholarship, nomadic, secondary school, Kenyan, HIV/AIDS prevention, life skills, Africa, scholar, student

EIN

54-2056227

 Number

6573178165

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Student Exchange and Aid (Q22)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Our programs

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Life Skills and Career Readiness Workshops

Academic Scholarships Program

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Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

KEF's goal is to provide educational scholarships to as many Kenyan students as possible until Kenya decides to universalize high school education. In doing this we aim to provide young people with the tools they need to become self-reliant so that they may gain a stable and productive life for themselves and their families.

KEF's strategy is to provide high school scholarships and life skills workshops to Kenyan students who are locked out of the school system in their country due to poverty or gender disparity.

KEF raises funds in the US via a sponsorship model that underwrites the cost of scholarships in Kenya. The KEF office in Nairobi has dedicated staff who manage and administer the scholarship and workshop programs of the KEF.

Important indicators that the KEF is successful include:
1. The number of students who complete high school with our scholarship
2. The number of students who successfully transition from high school to tertiary level education in Kenya or internationally.
3. KEF alumni becoming self-reliant and employed.

KEF has not been able to track longitudinal data on many beneficiaries due to Kenya's poor telecommunications infrastructure. We know that a majority of the student we enroll in 9th grade are completing high school. We do not have complete data on how many are enrolling in tertiary level schools and completing their diploma or degree courses.

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Financials

Kenya Education Fund

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes