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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.

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Last Updated on Friday, 18 November 2016 12:43

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2016 KCSE Wishes

HBEF wishes all our 2016 Form 4 Candidates all the best in their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examinations that begin next week and will be running the whole month of November.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 November 2016 10:37

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Mitahato Secondary 2016 Visit

HBEF staff also visited the secondary section and donated a computer for use in their office. The Executive Director - Sarah Njuru, motivated the Form 4 candidates as they prepare for their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Examinations to begin next week. During our visit the area Member of County Assembly also visited the school.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 October 2016 07:38

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Mitahato Primary 2016 Visit

HBEF staff visited Mitahato Primary school and took some time to motivate the class 8 candidates while donating some revision papers.

HBEF's Executive Director and Finance Officer handing over the revision papers to the Headteacher Emily

The 2016 candidates


Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 October 2016 05:26

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Day of the Girl Child

Today marks the International Day of the Girl Child, a United Nations led initiative supporting the more than 1.1 billion girls worldwide who are a powerful force for shaping a sustainable world.
The Day aims to highlight the fact too many girls around the world have their potential and dreams thwarted by violence, discrimination and inequality.
The theme this year is "Girls' Progress = Goals' Progress: A Global Girl Data Movement", calling for action on increasing the availability and analysis of girl-focused and sex-disaggregated data.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 October 2016 09:09

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Purple Cake Day 2016

HBEF celebrates Purple Cake Day every year to celebrate with our corporate sponsor in New Zealand - Kenbe La Foundation. The official Purple Cake day is in March but we have our Kenyan one in October. Today we celebrated with the class 1 and 2 pupils at Restoration Education Center in Kibera.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 October 2016 13:12

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Happy 94th Birthday Ms. Hilde Back

"A small act bears witness to the ripple effect a single action can create" Ms. Hilde Back.
Without your great "small act", HBEF would not be in existence. Happy Birthday!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 October 2016 05:10

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Nairobi August 2016 BMSV

HBEF Director Sarah Njuru consulting with the Form 3 corporate beneficiaries in the HBEF Offices and a group photo of the Form 3 and 4 Nairobi beneficiaries.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 September 2016 10:23

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Kiambu August 2016 BMSV

HBEF Kiambu County beneficiaries being motivated by 2 County education officers and a former beneficiary Bonface Karuru during the August 2016 BMSV. One of the motivational speakers said: 'If you want to invest for a year, plant rice; if you want to invest for 3 years, plant a tree; if you want to invest for 100 years, invest in a child's education!'

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 August 2016 14:42

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Invest in a child's education

Week 1 of the Beneficiary Monitoring and Support Visit (BMSV) ends today and Week 2 begins on Monday. HBEF uses these visits to monitor the students progress and to motivate them to do their best. It is quite a humbling experience impacting these young minds. A quote from 1 of our motivational speakers in Kiambu county yesterday: 'If you want to invest for a year, plant rice; if you want to invest for 3 years, plant a tree; if you want to invest for 100 years, invest in a child's education!'

Last Updated on Friday, 19 August 2016 09:08

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Thank you to all our sponsors!

A sponsor is more than a financial sponsor – most of our sponsors give much more than their money to educate their beneficiaries’ lives, they give their time, their families and share their lives with our beneficiaries. They take the time to write to the children and even send them letters. As HBEF we are truly grateful to all our sponsors and as we prepare to meet the students from the 15th – 26th August we are reminded of the reason we do what we do at HBEF – promoting education as a human right. Thank you to all our past and present sponsors!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 August 2016 06:54

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Tel:  +254 20 4442961, Cell: +254 700 429552

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