A former student at Homabay High School was admitted to pursue a course in Medical Laboratory Science and Technology at the University of Nairobi. He says he is sure that with the education he is getting now, it will see him through more achievements in the future like opening up a laboratory that is standardized for specimen examination and research.
A former student at The Corner Brook School and St Joseph's Githunguri and the star in the 2011 ' a small act film' (link) joined the University of Wisconsin Parkside in September 2014 to pursue a degree in Communication. This was courtesy of a full scholarship from Ms Lynda Hochschild and her family. Ms Lynda watched the film and she was so moved by Kimani's story that she decided to sponsor his university education.
A former student at Kahuhia Girls, Leah emerged tops in her school with a mean grade of A- in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). She is currently pursuing a Degree inLeah has always had a passion for the sciences and was an active member in her school's science club. She is keen on identifying developmental projects that will elevate her country's economy. Born in a family of a single mother with no formal employment, and seven children, Leah joined the HBEF sponsorship program in 2004. Leah once wrote "I was desperate and thought that I would never continue with my education, but now I am glad that I will achieve the dreams of my future. I am grateful and appreciate the financial and counseling support awarded to me by HBEF".
Hannah until recently the Finance and Administration Manager at the Hilde Back Education Fund pursued a Bachelor's Degree in International Business Administration, Finance option at the United States International University in Africa (USIU) and graduated in August 2010. Hannah attended Kambui Girls' High School and attained a B Plain grade in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Examination. Hannah studied Finance because she has a passion for investments and having the knowledge will help her to encourage people to live responsibly by caring and investing for the future.
Peter has just completed his studies at the Catholic University where he was pursuing a degree course in Computer Science. Before that, Peter was at Kanunga High School and attained a mean grade of B- (B minus) in KCSE. Before joining university, Peter used to tutor at his village secondary school as well as work part-time. Peter chose to study Computer Science because he strongly believes that information is knowledge and with information people make the right choices in life.
Nancy recently completed a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Finance at the University of Nairobi. She graduated from Kijabe Girls' High School in 2006 with a B- (Minus) in KCSE. Thereafter, Nancy volunteered in a local NGO in her community called CODEF teaching children life skills and then worked part-time in a retail and wholesale job.
Lazarus graduated from the University of Nairobi with a Bachelor of Education Degree. He attended Kijabe Boys' High School and scored a B+ (Plus) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education. Lazarus is currently working with HBEF as an intern in Finance department.
James Maicibu Muigai
James studied Economics at Nairobi University. He is currently working in Kigali Rwanda as an Auditor.'At a time when I did not know whether I'd ever step in a high school, since my parents could not afford to pay my school fees, there came HBEF and renewed my hopes. HBEF paid my school fees and offered moral support. The Board Members have been friends and mentors to date. This opened the horizons that poverty had shunned. Was it not for HBEF intervention, I'll probably be a jobless youth begging for hand-outs in my village just like my peers who were not lucky as I was to get a scholarship. Yet they too deserved a chance – if only someone was there to help. Today, a graduate and an accountant by professional, I am a testimony that education is a sure way to change the world. I will proactively drive this change. HBEF, you saved me! I will forever be grateful.' From 2015 James has decided to give back and through HBEF is sponsoring the education of 1 boy.
Many thanks to all sponsors who have made our beneficiaries lives, stories of success and triumph.