What We Do
We start with Access
In Kenya, only 11% of children living in poverty will earn a high school diploma. This is why the cornerstone of EFAC remains a 4-year scholarship to one of Kenya’s top high schools. We accept students from extremely poor backgrounds who demonstrate strong academic and leadership potential.
In 2018, we welcomed 90 new scholars to the program, bringing our secondary enrollment to 246 students. For the next four years, they will participate in a robust mentoring program and attend our residential Bridge to Success Workshops.
We Support Transitions
This year, 98% of our high school graduates qualified for a university or diploma program vs. 32% nationally in Kenya. We now support 190 students pursuing degrees at over 30 higher education institutions across Kenya.
EFAC’s transition program reaches beyond just the scholarship. Our Bridge to University workshop builds computer skills, financial literacy, entrepreneurship training, and mentors our scholars for success. University is a big change from high school, and we want our students to be ready for the challenge.
We Launch Careers
_____ of Kenya’s population is under the age of 35, and over 60% of those young people are unemployed. The Kenyan job market is competitive, and there is a signficant skills gap between what students learn in university and what employers expect from new hires.
EFAC is addressing these challenges through our Career Development Program. We expect every EFAC scholar to be employable when they graduate from our program. Education alone will not lift a child out of poverty; our kids need stable employment to truly break the cycle.