Educational Institutions

Kasimu Education Fund

  • Mountain View, CA
  • www.kefmalawi.com

Mission Statement

KEF provides scholarships and improvement to the grammar school infrastructure. Aliviate hunger by funding micro-loans and capital improvements to establish a self sustaining agricultural program. Estimated costs for micro-loans and capital projects $200,000. KEF is funding the construction of a secondary school to make that education more accessible to students and provide improved parental supervision. KEF is developing an irrigated agricultural model program at the school to establish an agricultural program which provides multiple annual harvests which will enhance food security and provided needed revenue to support the schools.

Eighteen students have received scholarships to teachers college and return to Kasimu to improve the student to teacher ratio which now meets Malawi national standards. Student who receive scholarships must agree to return to Kasimu and teach for a minimum of five years.

Prior to KEF's educational improvements only two students had attended and graduated from secondary school. There are currently 75 students attending secondary schools through scholarships from KEF and 47 students have graduated from secondary schools.

Main Programs

  1. micro-loan

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Service Areas

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International

The Kasimu Education Fund supports the students of the Kasimu Grammar School and Secondary School in Manyesa, Malawi, Africa by providing school buildings, training of additional teachers, stipends for teachers, a daily meal for 1,300 students, books, uniforms, a pre-school program and high school scholarships.  A program of micro-loans has been established to assist the local economy of the eight villages served by the school in order that the villagers will develop a self-sustaining economy to support education in Manyesa by 2017. The area being served has a population of about 5,000 residents from 11 villages.

ruling year

2006

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mr. Robert Bernard Burns

Keywords

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Self sustaining education and economy

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EIN

01-0864883

 Number

2498830229

Also Known As

KEF

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (K12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Scholarships are being provided for 56 high school students; a daily meal is being provided by for 1,300 students; a new school building is being constructed and a high school is to be built next year. Homes for teachers and a solar/wind electrical system for the school complex is proposed for next year. Three students have graduated from teachers' college and returned to teach at Kasimu School through scholarships provided by KEF. Three more students have entered teachers college in 2010 via KEF scholarships.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

micro-loan

Construction of four school structures, feeding 1,100 students daily, providing 30 highschool scholarships. We are instituting micro-loan funded programs to fund 36 small, start-up business within the eitht villages in this fiscal year. 100% of donations go to Kasimu School ALL OVERHEAD EXPENSES BORNE BY BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

Category

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

The Kasimu Education Fund supports the students of the Kasimu Grammar School and Secondary School in Manyesa, Malawi, Africa by providing school buildings, training of additional teachers, stipends for teachers, a daily meal for 1,300 students, books, uniforms, a pre-school program and high school scholarships.  A program of micro-loans has been established to assist the local economy of the eight villages served by the school in order that the villagers will develop a self-sustaining economy to support education in Manyesa by 2017. The area being served has a population of about 5,000 residents from 11 villages.

Funding Needs

Solar/wind powered electrical/water system: $33,000 Nine high school teachers homes: $90,000 Three elemenatary school teachers homes: $30,000 Purchase property for high school comples - $6,000

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Operations

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Kasimu Education Fund

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Robert Bernard Burns

BIO

A mother of 7 children, a publisher of three books, a former bank employee.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Robert Burns

NO Affiliation

Term: 2006 - Dec 2017

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?