Finding Hope with EFAC
EFAC scholars are girls and boys who live in extreme poverty and hail from rural villages and urban slums across Kenya. Some have lost one or both parents and are being raised by caregivers or in orphanages. All of their families cope with the hardships associated with poverty: unemployment, malnutrition, disease and displacement.
Despite their backgrounds, all EFAC students have been identified as outstanding 8th graders at their primary schools, and scored in the top 10% on their high school qualification exams. They are talented, resilient, and academically motivated. Without EFAC, their dreams of attending high school and college would never be realized.
“I never thought that I’d get a high school scholarship. I thought my education had ended."
-Sampo, Class of 2013
Meet Sampo, a member of EFAC's first graduating class. Sampo's parents are subsistence farmers who could not afford her school fees beyond primary school. With an EFAC scholarship, Sampo graduated from Vanessa Grant Girls' School and is now pursuing a business degree at the University of Nairobi.