Nambale Scholars Foundation
When the children reach 8th grade, they take their national exams (which are the sole determinant of each student’s high school admittance prospects and future). The full scholarship students have potential to be admitted to some of the best Kenyan high schools, however they have no means to pay tuition, school fees, or room and board. For those who might get admitted to the local schools, even the expense of the required uniforms would be prohibitive.
For these graduating 8th graders, not attending High School is a grim prospect. Without further education, the boys are likely to find themselves as ‘boda-boda’ motorcycle cabs: a dangerous job with a likelihood of introducing the drivers to criminal activity. The girls are likely to become part of the statistic of teen-age mothers in the area, or become day laborers. All of these options are exploitative and frustrating for those who have seen that a better future is possible while at Nambale Magnet School.
Nambale Scholars Foundation is committed to the continuing education of the most vulnerable children of Nambale and working to change their future, one life at a time.