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Review for Kenya Education Fund, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My husband and I have been sponsoring the education of high school students in Kenya for over the past 7 years. In addition, my high school students sponsored a fund raiser 6 years ago and raised enough money to sponsor two Kenyan girls' education. Throughout the following years, my students have been corresponding with their sponsored "sisters" and it is through this interaction where we have all found out the impact the KEF has made in these children's lives. Many of these students rely on the KEF for not only their education, but a safe environment in which to live, for nutritional meals, for the camaraderie of other like minded young girls and for bringing them into the 21st century. Our original sponsorees have now graduated high school and the letters of gratitude and promise are inspiring to us all. Due to this, my students are once again raising the necessary funds to sponsor new students. Personally I believe it is rare to have a charity whose founder is so committed that he spends months out of the year to personally travel to Kenya to check on the students and assure that the monies raised are being put to the intended use.

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Review for Kenya Education Fund, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been sponsoring the education of some young Kenyan girls for the past 5 years. I was fortunate enough to see the actual "fruits of my labor" when I made a trip to Kenya and actually visited some of the KEF schools and met "my students". The impact of my donation was huge. I was able to see first hand the equipment and overall improvements our donations made possible. I heard directly from the girls themselves how this opportunity changed their lives and their hopes for their future. It was wonderful to hear about their goals, and their dreams of helping their country and one day being able to "pass it forwad" to other less fortunate young girls. I communicate by mail with Clara and Judith ("my students") and the warmth and gratitude they express fills my heart. As a teacher in a private all girls high school, I have organized fund raisers where we have raised enough money for my students to sponsor two additional Kenyan girls. Now, the next generation of KEF supporters has started and will continue this wonderful work.

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

seeing the results on a visit to Kenya, seeing the schools and meeting the students we have sponsored.

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

increase publicity to get their name out more.

Role:  Donor & sponsored students' education.