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Education is the most powerful weapon which we can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 May 2016 06:45

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MPs reject push to scrap VAT on books

A parliamentary committee yesterday rejected the push to scrap the 16 per cent value-added tax that was imposed on textbooks three years ago. At a meeting in Nairobi's Parliament buildings yesterday, members of the Finance, Planning and Trade Committee said there was no guarantee that if the tax was scrapped more people will read or that more books will be published.

"The publishers do not want books to be exempted. No publisher will seek an exemption, because that means they will not get anything back from the taxes they pay on paper and ink. They all come saying they want books zero-rated so that they can claim tax refunds on input. But that's not the direction we want to go," said Gaichuhie.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/business/article/2000201569/mps-reject-push-to-scrap-vat-on-books

Last Updated on Monday, 16 May 2016 12:33

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Parents cry foul over school fees hike

Parents are now seeking President Uhuru Kenyatta’s intervention on school fees guidelines.

They claim education officials have failed to ensure the set guidelines are implemented.

Kenya National association of Parents (KNPA) Secretary-General Musau Ndunda said the government should not give new guidelines but instead focus on implementing those issued last year.

“We are writing to President Kenyatta through the Cabinet Secretary for Education Fred Matiang’i so that we can meet him and tell him the truth. And if he invites us now, we are ready to go to State House,” said Mr Ndunda at a press conference of Saturday.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 May 2016 11:07

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Nyandarua April 2016 BMSV

During our Beneficiary Monitoring and Support Visits, HBEF is priviledged to have the support of local authorities who take their time to come and motivate our students. Thank you to each one who takes their time to do this. HBEF is really grateful.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 04:17

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PACC Formation

Daily Nation 26.04.16 Page 60
Team set up to end rows over university courses: A committee was set up to harmonize the accreditation of professional and technical programmes in institutions of higher learning. The Programme Accreditation Consultative Committee (PACC) will address the statutory conflicts that have seen some professional organizations refuse to approve courses offered by institutions of higher learning.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 April 2016 04:50

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2015 Beneficiaries Speak

David Ojwang (2012-2015) who scored a B+ of 72 points
'Psychosocial support conducted during the Beneficiary Monitoring and Support Visit is important and helpful as it helps the students achieve their set targets. For example action focus really enabled me to focus on the positive actions that ended up giving me the good grade I achieved.'

Harrison Kitema (2012-2015) who scored an A of 83 points

‘An opportunity is all I wanted and Hilde Back gave me more than that, it gave me hope, hope for a better tomorrow. I’ll be joining university in September to pursue a degree in computer science at UON and hopefully create opportunities for more talented youngsters. ‘

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 06:39

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April 2016 BMSV

Today (22.04.16) is the last day of the HBEF 2 week Beneficiary Monitoring and Support visits. We have been able to meet majority of our 248 students in the 28 countries we operate in around the country and we look forward to sharing an update with all our sponsors. Below is a picture of the  first BMSV meeting in Kajiado County with the 4 selected students who are pictured below

Last Updated on Friday, 22 April 2016 07:19

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HBEF BMSV

This week and next week is being spent meeting all our 248 students around the country in their different counties. During the Beneficiary Monitoring and Support Visits we get to find out how the students are progressing and their last term's performance, they set new goals for the next term and they get to write letters to their sponsors.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 April 2016 12:04

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University Placement

University revision (Application) of courses for 2015 Candidates begins on Monday 11th April and ends on Saturday 30th April 2016 midnight. Cut off is 60 points for boys and 58 points for girls. Process is online...for more please visit http://kuccps.net/

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 April 2016 11:52

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2015 KCSE Results!

The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination Results (KCSE) were released by the Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiangi on Thursday 3rd March. The HBEF Office has been in a celebratory mood as the results of our 167 Candidates have been trickling in. John Meshack Rotich's name was featured in Citizen TV, the leading Media House in Kenya among the students who scored the maximum points possible (A of 84 points).

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 April 2016 13:10

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Read more: 2015 KCSE Results!

Final 2016 Beneficiary List

Through the Sponsor to Child Program, HBEF has awarded 23 bright needy children 4 year sponsorship in support of their secondary school education in 2016. This brings the total number of students who have been supported by the Fund to 594. HBEF undertook a rigorous Beneficiary Recruitment and Selection Process in partnership with Education Officials from the selected Counties aimed at ensuring that only the very needy students were selected and awarded the scholarship. This Sponsorship was made possible by the generosity of our sponsors all over the world. HBEF is grateful to all our sponsors for making this possible.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 April 2016 13:09

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Read more: Final 2016 Beneficiary List

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