The will to learn. The means to an education.
Every child deserves an education. But in Kibera, where many families live on one or two dollars a day, school is an impossible luxury. Students, often female, that cannot afford fees are forced to leave school and work, or in some cases marry at a young age. The Scholarship Program ensures that a family’s material circumstances do not limit a student’s ability to excel in school. None of the scholarships are full awards. Families share responsibility for fees as a demonstrated commitment to students’ academic success.
The Scholarship Program offers more than just school fees. It fully invests in student development, providing mentorships, counseling, tutoring, career panels, study skills and community service. In 2010, its first year, the Scholarship Program awarded 307 scholarships to primary, secondary and post-secondary students from Kibera. Many recipients of scholarships balance family commitments and schoolwork alongside CFK trainings and activities.
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