Secondary education is compulsory for every child in Kenya under the basic education Act. However, many parents can barely afford to give their children this right.
Thanks to RTSEF secondary school scholarship program where bright and needy students from underprivileged backgrounds have an opportunity to achieve their dreams through quality secondary education.
RTSEF has been supporting students by giving them opportunities to change not only their own future but also for their families.
Expanding our reach
Recently the scheme has expanded to the Busia area, where a group of needy, vulnerable students were included in the project. We are hoping to increase this number each year according to the potential among students in this impoverished outback of rural Kenya, and according to your generous funding to make this possible. We pay school fees, uniforms, books, and exam fees as well as support child-led households with additional food, while we also encourage carers to join a savings group to become less dependent themselves.
Meanwhile, the two social workers based in the Busia area look out for the needs of these pupils as well as those of the vulnerable primary school aged children.