Education is our top priority because we believe that knowledge transforms destinies at an individual, community and country level.
Books feed the imagination and field the mind. They are absolutely essential for learning and inspiring, yet more than 80% of Kenyan schools have no libraries. In response, we created KEY, the first organization in Kenya dedicated to providing turnkey libraries. Every library is run by students and inculcates the virtues of reason, justice and democracy. To date, KEY has opened 14 libraries in Kenya and 1 in Tanzania.
We provide scholarship funding for pre-university, university and post-graduate studies.
We are delighted to partner with the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in their new international exchange program spearheaded by Professor Nicole Haggerty, by sponsoring nine scholarships for African students from Kenya, Rwanda or Ghana over three years starting April 2013 . These students attend Ivey from January to April, giving them an opportunity to interact with the Ivey students traveling to Africa in late April.
In addition to numerous contributions of classrooms, staff rooms, libraries and water tanks to schools in the Kerio Valley in Kenya, Rita and Charles Field-Marsham decided to augment the CSR programme carried out by their company, Kenya Fluorspar Company Limited, by funding the construction of a new nursery school with a well-equipped playground at the Kerio Valley complex. The new 90-pupil school was constructed by the local community with technical assistance from Canadian based Free The Children organization.
We are the proud financiers of the Kenya Athlete-Scholarship Project (KenSAP) which in 10 years has helped place 129 gifted needy Kenyan students at the most selective colleges in the United States (Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, MIT…) all with full need-based financial aid.