The Kesho Enrichment Program offers free services to the community as well as to the students that the organization supports financially under the Kesho Sponsorship Program. An important component of the enrichment program is a resource center that was created in 2009 and enables the program to provide academic and future career support to students. The center is housed within the organization's headquarters and through the use of this space, the program is able to provide an environment where students can engage in learning and recreation outside of school hours. Children have access to computers, research documents, books, revision aids as well as the opportunity to attend workshops, trainings, seminars and receive academic support such as tuition, mentorship, and counseling. At the center the students can also part-take in recreational activities such as watching films, reading, painting or socializing.
The center is separated to cater to different age groups beginning with ECD level and primary school children. Reading programs are a key component for this age group. These may be delivered through storytelling or coaching. Additionally, the program also provides sensitization on the importance of literacy to teachers and family. These children are also encouraged to learn through field trips, socializing in play, art, and film.
Secondary school children receive career and academic advice, are assisted with college applications, and are provided with an environment where they can study. The center also caters to school leavers and graduates who attend trainings and workshops (for example, sessions on IT and Entrepreneurship Training, Career and Further Education Choices were offered in 2012), are connected to work experience with local companies, mentored, and assisted with CV writing and interview techniques.
Click here to see full program profile
CEI approaches in actionStudent supportTutoringExtra-curricular activitiesMentorship/internship/job placementCommunity resources
BeneficiariesIndividuals with disabilitiesDisplaced individualsOut-of-school childrenOrphans and vulnerable children
- Walk ins at the Kesho offices are made available to anyone.
- Teachers and community leaders refer potential candidates.
In 2009, Kesho was able to expand the range and scope of services it provides to students through the construction of a resource center, and use it to implement their enrichment activities more effectively.
Kesho is developing its strategic plan and in the future plans to reach all parts of Kilifi and Ganze counties. Kesho also seeks to improve its network for partnerships and funding, to expand to other areas i.e. other counties, and to continue to offer an increased number of events and resources.