Kenya Education Endowment Fund
2018 Brenda Rides Again!
Dr. Brenda Trenholme, sister of KEEF Board member Janice, started off May 12, 2018 on a 13,000 km cycling trip from China to Turkey. The Tour d’Afrique team completed this incredible 5 month journey as scheduled on October 3. Brenda's fund raising goal is the same as her 2016 Tour d'Afrique trip - to raise $20,000 toward the education of KEEF students. Watch for announcements of Brenda’s slide presentations in the coming months.
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2017: GC4C project a big succcess
With GC4C's funding and KEEF management, the kitchen and latrines at Mukango Primary School were significantly upgraded, greatly improving health and sanitation.
2017 Virtual Concert links
This has been a major annual fund raising event. It is our direct appeal to donate to KEEF and to enjoy a “Virtual Concert” -- music of your own choosing, at a time that best suits you.
Here are our archived links for 2017:
- Enrique Conde: Jambo Bwana
- Miriam Makeba: Malaika
- Ladysmith Black Mambazo: The Lion Sleeps Tonight
- Soweto Gospel Choir: Hallelujah (by Leonard Cohen)
- Kenyan Boys Choir at Global Citizen Festival 2016, Montreal (standing ovation):
- Suzanna Owiyo & Emmy Kosgie: UN international Day of Peace
- Usher, Kenyan Boys Choir, Ruben Blades: Champions to End World Poverty
- Canadian Music Centre: Sign up for a free account:
Here are our archived links for the 2016 Virtual Concert:
- Shosholoza (with lyrics translation)
- Soweto Gospel Choir performs at Mandela Day 2009 from Radio City Music Hall
- The Kenyan Boy’s Choir – Homeless Powerless
Thank you for your interest and support of KEEF. We have postponed our 2018 virtual concert until 2019 - please stay tuned!
2016: A new KEEF Tust Fund - The Alinda Ware Post Secondary Bursary Fund
Alinda Ware has lived about half of the year in Kakamega, Kenya for the past 18 years, volunteering for several charitable organizations in support of secondary and post secondary Kenyan students. She helped to establish KEEF in 2004 and for many years, KEEF has benefitted from her efforts and expertise.
When visiting friends in Whistler recently, she was offered a donation of $10,000 to support her work in Africa. Alinda's first thought was to direct the donation to KEEF and to set up a trust fund to provide bursaries to bright students who could not attend post secondary without some assistance. The KEEF Board agreed, and we have set up the new fund under the umbrella of the Vancouver Foundation.
The new Alinda Ware Post Secondary Bursary Fund is expected to grow through donations and the earnings will provide bursaries for many years to come. Thank you Alinda, and thank you to this generous donor!
2016: Brenda's Ride - An Extraordinary Cycling Adventure in Support of KEEF - Cairo to Cape Town
From January 15 until May 14, 2016, Dr. Brenda Trenholme rode her bicycle over 12,000 km with Tour d’Afrique from Cairo, Egypt to Cape Town, South Africa.
In doing this, Brenda raised funds for KEEF, the Kenya Education Endowment Fund, and stated "Our support profoundly alters the lives of students, their families and often their communities. My goal for 2016 is to raise $20,000 for this worthy cause, and - 100% of money donated goes to the children."
Donations are still welcome!