Registered Charity: 1136745. Trustees: Simon Brister (Secretary and Financial), Nicky Hart (Legal), John Pearce (Chairman and Educational), Sam Pearce, Stephane Janes, Hannah Rooke.

KES supports education in Kenya, by providing scholarships to significantly disadvantaged bright, pupils to be boarding students at Bahati Division Academy (BDA) and other Kenyan schools; and by contributing to resources and facilities for BDA which will assist the education of these students.

Friday, 9 December 2016

The financial battle with Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

FGM was made illegal in Kenya in 2011, but the ritual is still undertaken in parts of the country as it has it's roots in deeply proud tribal cultures.

There's a lot of work in Kenya to educate people to prevent FGM procedures and at KES we're proud to work with the BDA team to educate the students and the next generation. However, the multitude of challenges is often misunderstood in the fight to stop FGM.

Here's a great article demonstrating the added complications of the financial benefits that FGM practitioners are receiving, shining light on the complexity of the campaign to eradicate FGM. Read the News Deeply article here: 'Money is the Motivator as clan leaders continue to push for FGM'

FGM group in Kenya. Image by Anna Dupuis

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Reflecting on KES scholars' success

We're pleased to say that local Derbyshire lifestyle magazine 'Reflections' has continued it's support of KES and published an article from Trustee Nicky. The article focuses on the recent success of three KES scholars who have embarked on their university education.

Click here to read the article in Reflections, November 2016 issue

Trustee Nicky (centre) with two of the students off to university. Nahashon (left) and Martin (right)
KES has played a key part in helping the scholars to reach university. Without the funding provided, they wouldn't have been able to benefit from any secondary education and their prospects would have been significantly reduced.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

August newsletter

The latest newsletter is out now, including the latest news from Kenya and the impact of Brexit on the charity.  Have a look at our  August newsletter by clicking here.


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Monday, 8 August 2016

Newsletter coming soon

Keep your eyes peeled for our latest newsletter with some great news and interesting reflections. They'll be arriving in your email inbox shortly.

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Tuesday, 12 July 2016

A productive Trustee meeting

Last night (11 July), the trustees had a very productive and thought provoking meeting following recent events at home and in Kenya. We'll be updating you in due course, but we've got some things to check and finalise before we can share the details.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

International Women's Day

Today (8 March) is International Women's Day and we #PledgeForParity . Today, as always, we're proud to be helping girls receive the education they deserve and crave but couldn't afford without financial support.

We're also proud to be part of providing equal opportunities for girls and boys, women and men across all the work we do at KES both in Kenya and running things in the UK.


I pledge to help women and girl achieve their ambitions
I pledge to value women and men's contributions equally

If you'd like to help women and girls achieve their ambitions by providing an education scholarship through KES, or know of someone else who would like to help, click here for more information, or get in touch by emailing news@kes-charity.co.uk

Monday, 22 February 2016

Record monthly balance from easyfundraising

Thanks to our fantastic supporters shopping online with easyfundraising, we raised a record-breaking £223.85 in January. What a great start to the year.

The money raised will help us support the scholars at BDA, as well as providing vital equipment for the school - and remember 100% of funds go to where it's needed, nothing you give us is spent on marketing or administration.

We're currently exploring new opportunities to provide up-to-date IT services and infrastructure for the students, working with local providers and experts to maximise how far monies go as well as supporting the wider community.

Please help us raise even more by signing up https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/kenyanes

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