Programme 2: Academic Support
“Kesho has been more than a high school sustainer, a mentor and a parent. Kesho makes young stars realise their potential and be of great importance to society” Mbigo - Kesho University Student of Informatics
Why we do it
Children with Kesho Kenya are serious about reaching their academic potential
Everyone responds so positively with a bit of encouragement, a sympathetic ear and some guidance.
Going to school for the first time can be very challenging especially if you have joined a few years late and are much older than your peers. Also children aged just 14 years may be leaving their village for the first time in order to attend a government secondary school, most of which are boarding.
On top of that there are the usual challenges of growing up and coping in schools where only recently are issues such as corporal punishment, bullying and child protection getting on the agenda.
How we do it
Kesho Kenya listens and responds and supports children on their educational and enriching journey with us
We meet every student once a term to review their progress, celebrate their achievements and offer advice and encouragement on all aspects of school and home life.
Warning signs are caught early and individual support given.
Our resource centre is a great place to study among friends - friendly, safe and supported.
On average 75 children visit every day in the holidays.
Computers are available for practicing on and for independent study.
Seminars and tutorials are offered to students by our Kesho Alumni.
Advice on subject selection in preparation for joining Form 3 Secondary School.
University application advice and encouragement. Helping to make dreams become a reality.
Time and time again we are inspired and humbled by the degree of commitment and achievement shown by Kesho students.
100% of Kesho Kenya Secondary School Students are qualifying for Diploma and Degree Courses at College or University compared to only 13% in Coast Region
We must be doing something right!
90% of Kesho Kenya primary school children qualified for secondary school in 2015 scoring >200 marks in their National KCPE exam
100% of Kesho Kenya students qualified for Diploma and Degree Courses at Tertiary College or University in 2014 and 2015 scoring >C- in their national KCSE exam (see graph)
86% of Kesho Kenya Secondary students consistently score A to C in end of year exams.
Look what our students write about Kesho
"Being a KESHO student is the greatest privilege a learner can get. Never get frustrated, focus. Discover who you are, know what you want and work towards it. If you are a KESHO sponsored student, that's a very good chance; never waste it. With KESHO we can make it." Ambrose - Kesho University Student of Electrical Engineering