To transform society by availing opportunities to the underprivileged.
KNEF is a catalyst for the transformation of society by supporting gifted students from underprivileged homes in the attainment of quality education, deliberate mentorship and leadership development through the sustenance of mutually collaborative partnerships.
Our Core Values
Excellence in service
We have been busy the last eight years availing opportunities to the underprivileged.
The Kinyua Ngeera Education Foundation (KNEF) is a not-for-profit organization, duly registered in Kenya. It was founded in early 2009 in memory of the late Kinyua Ngeera who greatly valued education; he not only spoke of the importance of a good education but also led in action by voluntarily sponsoring several students’ education. He also sat on the Board of Governors of several schools where he influenced change in governance with the aim of making education more accessible to the underprivileged. KNEF was formed to carry on with this work.
The Foundation supports gifted students from financially underprivileged homes in the attainment of quality high school education by availing scholarships based on merit at select National and County level schools in Kenya. Through a deliberate leadership development and mentorship program, the foundation also helps its beneficiaries develop their personal and public leadership capacities so as to grow a generation of servant leaders who build and serve the communities around them.
Since inception, the foundation has sponsored nineteen students (past and present) in four Kenyan National schools and three County level schools.
On 7th May 2017 we held the 7th annual KNEF benefit concert!
It was a fantastic time of listening and dancing to good music prepared by the concert team and the amazing band, Shamsi Music. KNEF led the more than 500 people who attended to focusing on prayer for thanksgiving for Gods goodness and petitions for Kenya even as we were approaching the election season.
All proceeds from this event went towards educating bright, needy students in our high school leadership program. We wish to thank those who continue to partner with us in availing opportunities to the underprivileged.
Scroll and see the amazing individuals we are privileged to support and mentor.
Our aim is to sponsor as many new students as possible to high school every year subject to availability of funds. KNEF offers full academic scholarship, by merit, to gifted students from financially underprivileged homes at select National and County level schools in Kenya.
Student sponsorship is made possible by collaborative partnerships with individuals, groups of peoples, businesses and other organizations through the Adopt-A-Child and the Haba-na-Haba Initiatives. Further information on these is outlined below.
The Young Leaders’ Club is specially designed to develop transformational leadership skills in young students. The primary target consumers of this program are the sponsorship beneficiaries of the Foundation though the club is also open to other students who may not be part of the foundation’s sponsorship program but may be interested in gaining the proffered skills and knowledge.
The program targets students in their second and third year of high school and takes them through ten well developed modules, including a brief period of apprenticeship and practical leadership, a time of community service and much more. Critical life skills like self-awareness and identity, socializing and networking, resource management, and team leadership form part of the curriculum which is taught by seasoned facilitators in a highly interactive format.
Active mentorships forms an important part of the program and is geared towards guiding the students to develop a command in their individual character and leadership roles.
We have some amazing opportunities for you to partner with us!
KNEF invites individuals, small groups and businesses and even large corporations to select one or more students each year and support them, whether partially or fully, in the attainment of their high school education. The Sponsor(s) may take up full sponsorship of the student(s), or may opt to take up 25%, 50% or 75% of the students costs and will enjoy interaction with and feedback on the student for the duration of their sponsorship.
This initiative gives opportunity to individuals and organizations to support the Foundation through their financial giving of other amounts that may not fall under the Adopt-A-Child Initiative. This may be as a one-time gift (such as a company’s CSR) or through regular contributions, and may be of any amount, large or small.
This is a database of individuals and institutions that may volunteer their time, expertise or space when the need arises. Friends of KNEF assist the Foundation in meeting its objectives by giving in kind, which serves to lower the overhead costs that the Foundation would have to incur.
The Foundation holds at least one fund raising event annually, the most popular of them being the fundraising music concerts which are held on the first Sunday afternoon of May each year. Purchase of event tickets, event sponsorship and purchase of branded merchandise are all ways of supporting the Foundation during the Fundraising events.
You can partner with us by supporting these initiatives!
Leadership & Mentorship Program (LMP)
Active mentorships forms an important part of KNEF and is geared towards guiding the students to develop a command in their individual character and leadership roles.
When: 9th September 2017
Join us for a fun evening of food and fellowship as we discuss how we can support bright and needy Kenyans students.
Date: To be announced.
Annual KNEF Concert
A time of singing, celebration and thanksgiving for the support we have raised so far.