Kenya Education Endowment Fund
Options for Action - How Can You Help?
KEEF’s success as a highly focused charitable organization is based on a one-to-one relationship between sponsors and students.
Your annual donation of a $600 scholarship (only $50 per month) will pay the tuition, uniform, and room and board for one year. KEEF will send donors a biography written by their sponsored student and will provide regular updates at least once a year. We strongly encourage sponsors to cover the annual cost for four years, to support a student through to graduation.
Post Secondary Students
Tuition fees, supplies and living expenses vary a great deal in Kenya, and we encourage interested sponsors to contact us to arrange post secondary support. In general, sponsors should budget at least $600 per semester, or $1200 per year. For high achieving students, government subsidies and loans will cover the balance. For some programs, however, costs can be much higher, so consultation with KEEF is recommended.
In many cases community groups, school classes, retired teachers associations, service clubs, churches and other organizations cooperate to sponsor students. We encourage you to form a "10x$60 Club" or a "6x$100 Club" to share the expense and raise scholarship funds as a group.
We welcome donations of any amount to this fund. This fund helps to cover a variety of operational and unanticipated costs. Some examples are workshops, medical emergencies, special equipment such as calculators, secretarial and office expenses, and additional fees for exams or other school activities. If this fund is large enough, we also award secondary student scholarships.
Any amount is welcome. This Endowment Fund, initiated by Marie MacKay in 2013, has grown quickly since inception. Through the generosity of donors and a major estate bequest by Marie, the fund has reached approximately $100,000.
This fund is managed by the Vancouver Foundation, the largest community foundation in Canada. Capital will be preserved, and investment gains will be used to support students. We awarded our first $600 scholarship to a secondary student in 2016 and we we added a second student in January, 2017. In 2018, four students received scholarships. These scholarships will continue for 4 years, for a total of $2400 each, all from earnings from the Marie MacKay Endowment Fund!
This is KEEF's second trust fund under the umbrella of the Vancouver Foundation. This fund was established in September 2016 as a result of a generous anonymous donor. We hope the Alinda Ware fund will also grow quickly to provide bursaries from the earnings while capital funds remain intact.
In lieu of the usual gifts for upcoming holidays, graduations or birthdays, please consider making a gift – in the name of a family member or friend – to a child who otherwise could never pursue an education!
Many people leave a gift to charity in their will.Have you considered leaving a gift to KEEF?
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