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Changes in the Kenyan Education Sector

The Kenyan education sector has seen a lot of changes and there continues to be more developments to clean up the system. It is quite a bold move by the Education Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang'i but quite welcomed as you can read below.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 February 2017 12:23

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Valentines Message from Chris Mburu

Happy Valentine's Day, Ms Hilde Back!!! From me and all the children in Kenya whose lives you have changed forever! Enjoy the day, and also enjoy the special calendar produced by the Hilde Back Education Fund, the Kenyan charity named after you ( to mark 2017, the year you will turn 95! We all love you for helping us get an education, and for helping us understand that EDUCATION IS A HUMAN RIGHT!!!

Chris Mburu - HBEF Founder

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 February 2017 12:19

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Zawadi Africa Scholarships 2017

Are you a girl who has completed her secondary school in the 2016 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination (KCSE)? Did you get an A or A-? Do you demonstrate leadership qualities e.g. in school as a prefect, in the community, church, leadership in peer related activities etc.)? Then sign up for the Zawardi Africa Scholarships. The website link is:
The deadline is fast approaching so sign up as soon as possible.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 February 2017 12:57

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Congratulations Class of 2016!

HBEF is continuing to celebrate the 2016 KCSE results - it is great to know that out of 61 students who sat the national examinations, 54 got an aggregate of C+ and above and will be admitted into the public universities. This translates to 88.5%. Congratulations HBEF class of 2016!
To view the individual results kindly visit the website here:

Last Updated on Friday, 03 February 2017 07:08

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Kitui 2017 beneficiaries

HBEF 2017 beneficiaries Musili Kaumo and Evans Mwangangi receiving their cheques from the Kitui County Director of Education Mr. Philip Wambua. Both joined St. Charles Lwanga in Kitui.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 January 2017 09:32

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Sponsor Feedback

HBEF sponsor responses to 2016 KCSE results:

We are very pleased to hear of all the success Lydia and Sharon have had with their educations and we hope they can continue on this path and keep learning for the rest of their lives. Thank you very much for making it possible for us to do our part to help.

Thank you so much for this. I am SO very happy to hear such wonderful news and so, so happy for Grace!! This has really moved me and brought tears to my eyes. Please do tell her I congratulate her from the bottom of my heart.

Thank you for sharing the wonderful news about Samuel's respectable score on the state exam. We are thrilled for his accomplishments. Please let Samuel know we are sending him our best wishes now and forever.

Join us and give a special gift of education to a child in Kenya. To sign up kindly click this link:

Last Updated on Friday, 20 January 2017 12:18

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HBEF 2016 KCSE Summary

Grade breakdown:

1 A; 9 A-; 10 B+; 10 B; 14 B-; 10 C+; 4 C ; 2 C-; 1 D+

To view the individual results kindly visit the website here:

Warm congratulations to the HBEF 2016 graduating Class!

HBEF is still receiving a lot of appeals from bright needy children and would like to extend an invite for you to sign up here:…/callfor2017sponsorship

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 January 2017 13:24

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2017 Corner Brook Beneficiaries

HBEF Scholarship Beneficiaries upon their admission at The Corner Brook School, Juja which is one of our partners.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 January 2017 13:51

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Happy New Year!

Happy 2017 to all our stakeholders!

At HBEF we have been well and busy keeping in line with the new calendar from the Ministry of Education. 2016 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education results were released early December and thus the 2017 recruitment process needed to shift to accomodate the new changes and to ensure that the Beneficiaries selected were able to join their new schools as of 7th January 2017! Below are pictures of some of the beneficiaries receiving their Form 1 first term fees at the HBEF offices in Nairobi.


Last Updated on Monday, 16 January 2017 13:15

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Giving Tuesday 2016!

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday ! On this global day of giving, we’re raising $30,000 required for school fees for 13 children to complete their 4 years of secondary school. These are students from Embu County watching the movie 'A small Act'

Last Updated on Monday, 28 November 2016 12:25

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Giving Tuesday!

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving back. On the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, (Tuesday, November 29th 2016) you'll have the chance to join people around the world and support a cause close to your heart.

Hilde Back Education Fund is hinged on the small acts that various people have contributed in order to ensure young people in Kenya get education opportunities. 'A small Act' is an Emmy-nominated Hollywood film that captures the story of Hilde Back and Chris Mburu; for the trailer kindly click here:

This #GivingTuesday, help us to fundraise the required school fees for 13 children with no regular sponsors. The total amount of money needed to keep these children in school is $30,000 in order to complete secondary school. We are relying on you to ensure they don't miss the great opportunity to get an education and are able to complete their 4 years secondary school.

To give now go to:


Last Updated on Friday, 18 November 2016 12:43

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