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School fees – what we pay (and what we don’t)

School fees – what we pay (and what we don’t)

Our scholarships are designed to allow children from disadvantaged backgrounds to complete secondary school.  We offer to pay their school fees in cases where a child would not be able to attend school without our support.  This money is paid direct to the school...

Laptop loans

Laptop loans

With 66% of our sponsored students going on to university or college, this invariably presents new challenges.  A local student loan scheme exists where students can apply for a loan towards their course fees, accommodation and living costs.  As RRBF students have...

Cycling – our second club

Cycling – our second club

The lifting of COVID restrictions and re-opening of schools has meant that we’ve been able to open our second cycling club in Kenya. This latest project is for pupils at St Stephen’s Namasoli School near to Martha’s Guest House in Mundeku village.  It’s the school...

Farmer Field Schools

Farmer Field Schools

We began our farming project in Kenya back in 2011 with the intention to feed local orphan children around the village of Mundeku.  After initially supporting one particular family to take in these children, it became clear that a better approach was to provide maize...

2021 school fees

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

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...

In their own words – letters from our sponsored students

In their own words – letters from our sponsored students

We receive the school reports each term for the children we sponsor, and the children often write, telling about their life and expressing their thanks to their sponsors better than I ever can:After being at home for the whole nine months due to the mysterious...

Grandma Sarah Obama

Grandma Sarah Obama

I am sad to announce that Grandma Sarah Obama passed away earlier today in western Kenya following a short illness, aged 99. Granny was a strong advocate for children’s education and supported the schooling for many young girls near to her family home in Kogelo. ...

Moses – My Story

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...