Education For All Children

educate - employ - elevate

aka EFAC   |   Portsmouth, NH   |  http://www.educationforallchildren.org/

Mission

Education for All Children (EFAC) transforms the lives of Kenya’s brightest, most impoverished young people by providing 8 years of high school and university scholarships, extensive mentoring and leadership training, and career development to over 600 students across the country.

Ruling year info

2008

Executive Director

Ms. Andrea Allen

Country Director

Ms. Mary Kiguru

Main address

104 Congress St. Suite 301

Portsmouth, NH 03801 USA

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EIN

26-1979493

NTEE code info

Secondary/High School (B25)

University or Technological (B43)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In Kenya, only 11% of the most vulnerable youth will achieve a high school education. EFAC is re-writing this story by providing scholarships to high school and through university for hundreds of deserving and talented young people. We offer a unique program in Kenya’s education sector, with a high-impact model spanning from secondary school, through post-secondary and into careers. EFAC targets students with excellent academic and leadership qualifications who cannot access school beyond the 8th grade for lack of financial resources. Our gender ratio is intentionally set at 2/3 girls to 1/3 boys, to account for the higher dropout rates for Kenyan girls, yet the need to educate boys if we are going to successfully address gender inequality. Through scholarships, intensive mentoring, a robust life-skills curriculum, and career development training, EFAC helps Kenya’s future leaders and change-makers ignite their full potential.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

High School & Post-Secondary Scholarships

Four-year scholarships to attend partner secondary schools in Kenya, followed by the opportunity for EFAC students to continue their educations by attending university or diploma programs.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Young adults

All EFAC scholars participate in annual developmental workshops. Students receive mentoring and training in life skills, leadership, social responsibility, employment readiness, technology, and critical social and emotional support. 100% of our post-secondary students are matched with a Kenyan mentor to support their transitions from college to careers. EFAC sponsors and volunteers in the US also serve as mentors, often filling the role of parent for many of our students who are without a family. In addition, the ethos of giving back is deeply ingrained in our students, and our university scholars serve as mentors to our high school students and to children in primary schools with whom EFAC partners. In the words of EFAC scholar Carolyne Musyoka: “My EFAC mentor molded me into a leader. She instilled a sense of importance in me and showed me that I am not just an ordinary girl. I am a person with worth.”

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Young adults

All EFAC scholars participate in our annual Bridge Workshops. These developmental workshops set us apart from other scholarship programs and are critical to our student success rates. Students receive mentoring and training in life skills, leadership, social responsibility, employment readiness, technology, and critical social and emotional support. 68% of EFAC university students have completed internships and 90% of our college graduates to date have found internships and/or employment within one year of graduation. 100% of our university scholars are exposed to a rigorous social incubator curriculum, designed by the African Leadership Academy, to develop social enterprise and project management skills.

Population(s) Served
Young adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, Young adults, People of African descent

Related Program

Mentor Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who have access to education

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Young adults, Adolescents, People of African descent, Extremely poor people, Internally displaced people

Related Program

High School & Post-Secondary Scholarships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our focus is to provide access to secondary education, support transitions to tertiary education, and position our students for successful employment upon graduation. Along the way, we develop soft-skills, digital literacy, critical thinking, and career-readiness for our students. EFAC graduates are Kenya's future professionals, leaders and social change makers.

Access to Education

EFAC provides scholarships to Kenya's top secondary schools and universities for over 600 students. Our model covers tuition, uniform, books, transportation, and living stipends for each student. To date, 99% of our scholars have graduated from high school, vs. 11% of vulnerable Kenyan children. 98% of those graduates have qualified for tertiary programs vs. only 28% of Kenyan students nationwide.

Mentoring

EFAC students lack role models and support networks at home – many are orphans from the streets of
Nairobi’s slums, or hail from rural communities that promote harmful gender norms and customs. We
have a multi-layered mentoring approach for our students, including teachers, staff, peer-to-peer
mentoring, university mentoring chapters, and over 50 Kenyan career professionals. We know that our
strong focus on mentoring drives our students’ academic, personal and professional success.

Community Service

100% EFAC scholars give back to their communities. We weave an ethos of giving back into every layer
of our 8+ year program. There is a direct correlation between community service participation and
student success; through volunteering, our students are building confidence, poise, professional skills,
and a sense of self-efficacy. The time our scholars spend doing unpaid work is significantly impacting
their ability to access paid work upon college graduation.

Career Development Program

Through a series of workshops, intensive mentoring, and online training, EFAC’s Career Development
Program provides a pathway from education into careers for our students. Our four annual Bridge
Workshops are the key components of this work and are the single most important aspect of our
program outside of scholarships.

EFAC was co-founded by Dr. Leah Marangu of Kenya, and Nancy and Rod Van Sciver of the U.S. Our organization has always had dynamic leadership, staff, and Boards of Trustees on both continents. Now 12 years into operations, we have 7 full-time Kenyan staff in our Nairobi office, along with 1-3 alumni interns. Our U.S. office consists of 3 full-time and 3 part-time staff. These teams are led jointly by our Kenya Country Director and U.S. Executive Director. We have a 14-member U.S. Board, an 8-member Kenya Board, and a 10-member Kenya Business Advisory Board. All boards meet 4-6 times per year, and meet jointly at least 3 times.

The Kenya team facilitates all aspects of our program: student intake and supervision; school partnerships and tuition; data collection and metrics; Bridge Workshops and community events; and internships and career placement. The US staff is responsible for financial monitoring; partner and foundation relations; data collection and interpretation (MM&E); fundraising; donor relations; and communications.

EFAC has strong partnerships throughout the education and employment sectors in Kenya. Our program is a leading provider of secondary and post-secondary scholarships in Kenya, as well as a respected comprehensive mentoring and career development organization. We harness the talent and expertise of Kenya's top educators and career professionals who fill our leadership and advisory positions across staff and Board.

EFAC has come a long way, but we are just getting started! In 2009, our first class of 43 secondary scholars joined Form 1 in high school, and we have since grown to support over 600 students, making us one of the most significant scholarship programs in Kenya. We have expanded our model to encompass a whole child approach, providing layers of support and guidance at every level along a student's 8-year journey in our program. From professional mentoring, mental health counseling, peer mentoring/tutoring networks, teacher liaisons, and residential Bridge workshops, EFAC is paying attention to every aspect of a child's experience as she/he navigates the path out of poverty.

As a key player in Kenya's education sector, EFAC has developed strong partnerships with primary school NGO's to provide a path forward for their talented 8th grade graduates (including Shining Hope for Communities, UNHCR and the Kakuma refugee camp). We have partnerships as well with over 20 of Kenya's top high schools, who accept our students and provide oversight from teacher liaisons. We now take 100 Form 1 (9th grade) scholars per year into our program, placing them all at Kenyan single-sex boarding schools to provide a high quality education. At the post-secondary level, our students attend over 60 university and diploma programs across the country. Over 80% graduate within four years. Amongst Kenya's most vulnerable populations, only about 1% will ever earn a bachelor's degree. EFAC students are defying the odds at every level.

Since inception, EFAC has grown its career development component to include digital literacy, soft skills training, internship and job shadowing placements, and partnerships with numerous Kenyan corporations and multinationals. All post-secondary scholars complete internships during their college years, and attend our employability workshops to prepare for successful job entry. Included in our post-secondary scholarship is a laptop for each student, so they can build their digital skills during their college years. These are critical for successful workforce entry in Kenya as across the globe. We are proud that 88% of EFAC graduates are employed in a job or internship within 12 months of graduation: the average job placement for a graduate in Kenya is 3-5 years.

Overall, EFAC is on a growth trajectory and is poised to catalyze further impact across the education and employment sectors in Kenya. We have our sights set on greater numbers of students, stronger employment outcomes, and a growing Alumni Association to serve as mentors, networkers and ultimately sponsors for new EFAC scholars. We have strong, diverse, and sustainability fundraising sources that are driving our growth forward, but it is the leadership and talent of our Founders, staff and most of all, our students, that make up the heart and soul of EFAC.

Financials

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Education For All Children

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Jay Dinkel

Enterprise Bank

Term: 2016 -

Rod Van Sciver

Retired

Karin Barndollar

Sea Trade International

Josephine (Jo) Deupree

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Nancy Van Sciver

Phoenix Realty Group

Janet Crowder

256 Investment Associates

Jay Dinkel

Enterprise Bank

Carter Siegel

Access Yoga

Mona Kyle

Carr Law Offices

Leah Marangu

African Nazarene University

Beth Wokabi

African Nazarene University

John Opiyo

African Nazarene University

Shadrack Kirunga

African Nazarene University

George Trumbull

Retired

Brittany Urick

Bain & Company

Alice Bentley

Yoga Life NH

Moe Walji

MSW 5 Foundation

Nancy Pound

Philanthropist

Peter Burger

Orr & Reno

George Hapisu

Deloitte East Africa

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and 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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and 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? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/20/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/19/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.