Education for the Future Foundation
Empowering Communities through Education
The Education for the Future Foundation (EFF) is a registered, not-for-profit organization that sponsors the secondary education of students of need in Kenya. EFF works closely with local schools and communities in Kenya to provide capable students with scholarships to attend high school.
Education is highly-valued by Kenyan students and parents alike as a way to break the cycle of poverty, but it is simply not feasible for most students to attend past 8th grade when school fees are instated. Without a secondary education, children lose out on wage-earning opportunities and they have a reduced ability to interact with and change the environment of their home communities. EFF intervenes at a crucial time by offering Kenyan youth in under-served areas an alternative to hard labor and an uncertain future. With a secondary school sponsorship, EFF works to deliver children their right to determine the course of their own lives.
Committed to Reaching Diverse Social Groups
EFF sponsors students from diverse backgrounds in nearly all eight provinces of Kenya. We select students from different kinds of families, with varying interests and aspirations. We maintain our commitment to reaching the poorest of the poor, including children from slums and unstable agricultural areas.
In the majority of our projects we sponsor boys at parity with girls: Efforts by non-profits to increase female enrollment have actually led to a situation where more males may be excluded from secondary education. This can lead to higher rates of male unemployment and domestic abuse. EFF believes boys who are educated in human rights and the value of human life make better choices with regard to family dynamics and treatment of women.
2010 Sponsorship Update
Education for the Future Foundation is excited to announce that we are sponsoring 24 new students across Kenya for the 2010 school year. Click here to read more about our sponsorship results this year.