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Sponsorship is a long-term commitment to the complete education of a student through vocational school, college, or university. Sponsors receive a photo of their student every year, and can exchange letters with her. All sponsored students receive stationery to write to their sponsors. And if a visit to Kenya is in your travel plan, you will be able to meet her and visit her school as well.
The total cost to sponsor a girl varies depending upon the level of education when sponsorship begins, the school, and the exchange rate, but on average, eight years of primary school will cost $2,100 ($263 per year), four years of secondary school will cost $1,595 ($400 per year), and post-secondary education costs are from $1,000 - $2,000 per year for one to four years. This is all-inclusive, as MGEF provides all that a student needs to succeed in school. Secondary school graduates have three possible options, depending on their performance on national tests at the end of their fourth year: certificate, diploma, and degree. All programs will prepare them for the workforce in Kenya.
The General Scholarship Fund allows MGEF to provide scholarships to needy students without having to find a sponsor first. In this way MGEF act quickly to intervene and stop early marriages.
MGEF's Scholarship Program is designed to get more girls enrolled in school and to do everything possible to keep them in school until they have the knowledge and skills to get a job in Kenya.