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MGEF scholarships include everything a student needs during the school year. Some are required by the schools. Mosquito nets and personal supplies are provided to ensure optimum conditions for each student's health and success.
All secondary students are required to have:
In addition to the above requirements, students are provided personal supplies throughout the year, which include a toothbrush and toothpaste, bath soap, toilet paper, comb, laundry soap, shoe polish, sanitary pads for older girls.
All of MGEF's students attend boarding schools, which eliminate some of the barriers to girls' education. Some students are enrolled in public boarding schools and some in private boarding schools, if considered the preferred option. MGEF pays room and board (and tuition if the student is enrolled in a private school), buys uniforms, and provides personal supplies to each student.
Boarding schools have many advantages that increase each student's chance of completing their education:
The cost of a scholarship varies with each school and with the level of education and the Kenya Shilling exchange rate, but on average the range of annual costs for primary school is from $265 - $640 and for secondary school from $375 to $470. Post-secondary education cost from $1,000 to $2,000 per year.
A donation to MGEF will help to buy shoes, a uniform, and supplies for a student, or pay school fees for a needy girl to go to school.
Sponsorship is an opportunity to be a part of one student's life for the duration of her education and beyond. If you are interested in sponsoring a student, please contact MGEF so that we can discuss which is the best student for you.