Kenya Education Fund

Rating: 5 stars   28 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Education, International, International Exchange


360 E. 72nd St. # C3405 New York NY 10021 USA


A proper and complete education can provide an individual with the basic tools to achieve their full potential.The KEF is dedicated to providing Kenyans in need with a quality education that will help them develop their minds, families and lives as they see fit.


We now sponsor the education of 500 students across 240 schools in Kenya. Just last week, we hosted our very first Career, Reproductive Health and Entrepreneurship Workshop (CREW) that brought together recent KEF graduates to learn valuable computer and job-related skills as they take on the next steps of their lives. 100 students attended and were greeted by a number of inspirational speakers, education professionals and other mentors - including prior KEF Alumni.

Target demographics:

Kenyan youth (nomadic and non-nomadic) between the ages of 13 and 20

Direct beneficiaries per year:


Geographic areas served:

Kenya, all 8 provinces


In addition to providing educaitonal resources to capable but finanancially disadvantaged Kenyan boys and girls, the KEF hosts a number of Mentoring Workshop teaching how to avoid peer pressures, avoiding HIV/AIDS, safe sex practices and learning study skills.

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

My son Bradley Broder (the founder and Excutive Director of the Kenya Education Fund) has been concerned about the homeless and the less fortunate since he was a young child. Bradley worked in a Soup Kitchen from 9th grade until he graduated High School on Lon Island. He built homes in Costa Rica for the poor at the age of 16 and joined the Peace Corp and went to Kenya after college. His dream of a better world did not stop there. In Kenya he fell in love with the children. He saw the desire in the eyes of the young girls to learn and grow out of the man-dominated society. That's one of the main reasons why Bradley created the KEF.
During the Summer of 2007 we visited many all girls schools around
Kenya and spoke with those wonderful young girls who shared their
dreams of becoming Doctors, Nurses, Teachers and business women in order to change the future of their country for themselves as well as
their daughters.
I was overwhelmed with emotion when I saw those young ladies
expressing their gratitude towards the KEF that gave them a chance of
a better life.
We all have good intentions in helping and making a difference in the
World. Bradley is actually making his dreams come true in creating the
There are no words to express the pride and love I feel when I see how
many lives my son has changed.
The proud Mom,
Matilde Broder,
President of Power Travel Int'l Inc

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I visited the schools on 2007. Please read above.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can't think of anything except more funds to help more students.

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The KEF is beyond inspiring. From the core leaders all the way to the students. There is nothing better than seeing the faces of those beautiful children knowing that they are receiving an education from the generosity of individuals who don't even know them. The founders and board of the KEF are honest, hard working and care deeply about each and every student they send to school. No child is left unnoticed.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Going to Kenya and seeing the children first hand. I will never forget their faces.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Add more students.

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My husband and I sponsor a Kenyan young woman through high school, by paying her tuition. We have been most impressed with the KEF. Through their efforts many youngsters have the opportunity to get a quality education that they would otherwise be denied. Our Kenyan "daughter" looks forward to continuing her education in college and to having a productive career that will allow her to change her life and help her family and community. She works very hard to keep up her grades and to make us and her family proud. She has a strong faith that helps her as she is seperated from her family for long periods, and also has to watch her familly deal with poverty, struggling even to keep food on the table.

The KEF has made our experience a very rewarding one. We write to Anne and also had the opportunity to meet her when we were in Nairobi. The director of the program went out of his way to bring Anne to our hotel in Nairobi so we could meet and spend some time together. It was so wonderful to meet her and see first hand what a lovely young woman we were helping to educate. I think for her the experience was overwhelming as she had never been to Nairobi, and certainly hadn't met foreigners. We had a chance to talk about her goals and both our families. Through our letters we continue the conversation. I am hoping that when my young granddaughters get a little older they will also write to Anne and come to understand a way of life so different from their own. We share photos of our families and of holidays. The KEF runs a program that is highly personal and I think highly effective.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

meeting the student and by staying in touch with her through letters.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to expand it to more students.

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Working with Brad in his office on a day-to-day basis was really an eye-opener. Following the work of non-profits online or in the news, the individual personalities at play can sometimes get lost. But Brad's enthusiasm and devotion to education in Kenya is always there, and it is really wonderful to see him at work, talking to donors and preparing for KEF benefits. Taking part in KEF programs, you feel like you're doing more than just giving charity; you feel like you're part of something larger, something important, that is fundamentally impacting a child's life for the better.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

...reading letters from children who have been sent to school. They are bright, heartwarming, funny, and so consciously grateful for something that we often take for granted.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

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