2021 school fees

The Kenyan Ministry of Education has now announced the fees for the forthcoming 2021 school year beginning in July.  And it is good news. These are 45,000 Ksh for National schools + those located in the major centres of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Eldoret, Thika...

Exam joy

Despite the 2020 Kenyan school year being severely disrupted by the COVID pandemic, the 23 RRBF sponsored students in Form Four returned to school after six months at home to complete their final year exams in March. From October to December, they had school to...

Moses – My Story

Moses was born and still lives in Kibera.  When we first met, Moses had been working for several years to fund his college course.  He would work for a while to earn enough money to pay a term’s fees, then study until the money ran out, at which point he had to go...

Veron’s story

Veron is the life and soul of any party! He came to the workshop we organised for the sponsored students in November 2018 and told us his story. “I live in Kisumu, which is very serene and not too hot.  I have my mother and brother, my father died five years ago.  I...

What school closures mean for our scholarships

When the first reported case of COVID-19 in Kenya occurred on 13th March 2020, the government acted quickly to impose restrictions on movement with a night-time curfew and a ban on travel in or out of Nairobi and Mombasa.  They immediately closed schools which meant...

Arnold’s Story

Arnold wants to be an architect. He is a lovely boy; very bright, with plenty to say for himself. Arnold comes from a single parent family and would have finished his education at primary school if we hadn’t been able to find him a sponsor. He writes, “thank you...