Our Work
Since 1999, a total of 284 Scholarships have been awarded.

In January 2015:
  • we had 62 scholars in secondary education thanks to the generosity of sponsors who wish to give young Kenyans hope and the opportunity to rise above poverty through education.
  • A further 76 scholars were being supported through degree and diploma courses at universities and colleges in Kenya, mainly around Nairobi.
  • 82 scholars have now graduated and are beginning to make their way in their chosen careers.
  • 34 have had their scholarship withdrawn at different stages for a variety of reasons.
Secondary Education
Children in Kenya start school at the age of 6 and progress through 8 classes, or 'standards', until the approximate leaving age of 14 years. At this point they take a national, standardised examination, the Kenyan Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE). However, secondary education is not free and paying for the necessary fees and equipment is way beyond the means of the vast majority of local people.

The Langalanga Scholarship Fund has given 284 needy, young Kenyans the opportunity to show their potential by achieving amazing results at the end of secondary education. The majority continue to astound by their commitment to prove that they were worthy recipients of a Langalanga scholarship and are desperate to continue their education through tertiary level and achieve a qualification that will help to shape their futures and, hopefully, that of their families and their communities.

Click the links below to find out how scholars qualified for a scholarship and the secondary schools attended:

Who qualifies for a scholarship?  
Our Secondary schools  
Scholars Association
In 2006 the LLSA was formed with the prime purpose of encouraging self-help within the group of scholars who have completed secondary education and all these scholars are automatically full members.

The Association is very active and is proving to be successful in providing advice, assistance and help to scholars, particularly to school leavers and to the charity's trustees over issues that affect tertiary education. In 2008 a root and branch revision of the Constitution was carried out. New Officers were elected, under the Chairmanship of Hosea Ndung'u, our senior scholar, and a Welfare Committee was formed. This has already performed remarkable deeds of charitable work funded by the scholars themselves. There is now a new committee, the third to be elected, led by Peter Njoroge Maina, each member having a well-defined role and a great deal of commitment to 'give back' to others. Certainly we have scholars helping scholars in a most positive and moving way and we now have two girls elected to the committee, one as the new Vice Chairman. It is hoped that this will encourage girls to participate more and take a role in deciding the future direction of the Association.

Membership of the LLSA is marked by the presentation of specially designed ties (for men) and scarves (for ladies) bearing the Kenya national colours on a gold background and carrying the Langalanga Scholars' Association logo. It is anticipated the garments will be worn on all important LLSA events. In this way it is hoped to promote LLSA and to create an identity and self-help club for all our scholars.

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Results
The results of our Form 4 Leavers this year continue to show their motivation and commitment to do well. Of our 20 scholars, we had a total of 5 ‘A’-s, an amazing achievement in Kenya, and 5 ‘B+’s. These scholars now wait to be allocated competitive places at Government universities. Others will apply for good, recognised vocational diploma courses. Sadly, 3 scholars failed to meet the charity’s high benchmark for tertiary support but they remain members of the Langalanga Scholars Association and are entitled to their advice and support.

Click here to see a summary of our results.
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