In Kenya, the government only pays for a child’s education through 8th grade. Countless bright, eager students in rural areas long for a chance to learn more. They live in abject poverty and can barely afford the basics to sustain life. Without financial help, only 12% of boys and 5% of girls complete secondary school.
The Kenya Keys Sponsorship Program enables individuals and groups to help a child pursue a brighter future. A sponsorship provides room, board, tuition and books for a qualified and carefully selected student who will be matched with you. Annual letters and photos between you and your student are hand delivered by our volunteer interns who also interview each student and check on their progress. You get to follow your student’s progress over the years, learn about their interests, family, and life in the African bush.
The success of our high school sponsorship program has resulted in many outstanding students qualifying for college each year! Sponsoring students for college education dramatically improves their future, their family, and their entire community.
An important component of our Sponsorship Program is the requirement that students engage in internships in their communities, often in schools, clinics or libraries. Graduating students also serve as mentors and role models to younger students. Their role as leaders in their homes, schools and communities is priceless and profound