Kenya Education Endowment Fund


Welcome to KEEF

The primary mission of the Kenya Education Endowment Fund (KEEF) is to provide scholarships for very bright students from Kakamega County in Western Kenya who do not have the financial means to pay the fees for secondary and post secondary education. Secondary school fees are $600 or more per year.

In 2020 we are supporting 120 secondary school students and about 30 students in post secondary programs.

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 Celebrating 20 Years of Opening Doors to the Future

2024 is KEEF’s 20th year as a registered Canadian educational charity working in western Kenya. To mark the occasion, we have chosen a Kuimarisha Project. Kuimarisha (ku-i-mar-isha) is a Swahili word meaning “to boost up positively”.  St. Augustine Rosterman Secondary School, serving 379 girls and boys, is the focus of our 20th anniversary project.

The top priority of Rosterman Secondary’s staff and Board of Management is the replacement of their temporary kitchen building. This poorly ventilated space presents health hazards to cooks preparing daily lunches for students and staff on leaky, wood burning stoves. There is also risk of contamination of stored food supplies creating food borne illness which could then spread to the community. KEEF’s Kuimarisha Project hopes to raise $20,000 - $1,000 for each year of providing scholarships and support to very bright, financially poor students in the Kakamega region. Watch our 2024 e-news blasts and e-newsletters for more about past KEEF successes and our progress in the anniversary Kuimarisha Project. If you have ideas for a fundraiser - large or small, in your community or more widely - please share them at

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