About Us

Mission: To increase access to secondary education for children in extreme poverty through merit-based scholarships.

Vision: To reduce the number of orphaned and destitute children not going to school because of poverty. We recognize that these children will return to their respective communities as educated, innovative young people, who will improve their quality of life by breaking the cycle of poverty.

Meet Our Team
We are fortunate to have such a great team made up of Board Members and on the ground volunteer staff
Anne Lwenya

Founder, Executive Director, USA

Beverly Lwenya
Secretary, USA

Patricia Ketcherside

Treasurer, Director, USA

Deborah Nystrom
Board Member, USA

Aggrey Salu

Kenya Board Chair
Sosnes Lugadiru
Program Coordinator, Kenya
Benson Musaki
Assistant Program Coordinator, Kenya
Zepher Agiza
Treasurer, Kenya

Beldinah Adisa

Kenya Board Member

Wilson Nyavuke

Kenya Board Member

Meet Our Students
Why education?
Many disadvantaged children are unable to go to school in most parts of Africa, because of the fee structure that exists. The Deborah Amoi Foundation (DAF) is committed to fighting poverty by creating access to education for children living in poverty.
How long have you been in existence?
DAF started in 2009 with 10 students and as of 2021, over 160 students have received sponsorship.
Is DAF involved in one school?
No, DAF is operating in over 20 high schools in Kenya.
How do you raise funds to educate the students?
Our funding comes mainly from individual donors. To make a contribution please click here.
Do you have any religious affiliations?
No, the foundation does not represent any political or religious points of view. We welcome religious organizations that wish to sponsor students, but we do not have any direct ties with any particular faith.
What is the criteria for selection?
The scholarship is merit-based. We select impoverished and/or orphaned 8th graders who have been accepted to high school but lack school fees. The boys must have 350 points and above and the girls 330 points or more on their Kenya National Examination Council examination. This is a national compulsory exit exam for all students. Students must also maintain a minimum grade of C+ to continue with funding.
What is the application and selection process?
To apply each student needs the following:
  • A biographical essay detailing why they need sponsorship
  • Be able to demonstrate financial need
  • A copy of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Examination results
  • Recommendation letters
  • The documents are reviewed by the DAF Selection Committee
  • Home visits are conducted by DAF Selection Committee
  • Shortlisted student attends an interview
Is DAF a nonprofit organization and if so is my contribution tax-deductible?
Yes, DAF is a registered 501(c)(3), non-profit organization and your contribution is tax deductible. If you would like to make a donation please Click here.
Can I sponsor a student individually?

Absolutely! Please contact us and we will do all the work for you. You will receive a progress report, picture, and other updates from the student.
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Personal Information

Deborah Amoi Foundation also collects personal information about donors in connection with their donations. Deborah Amoi Foundation will NOT sell, rent or trade this information to a third party.

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Privacy Policy is Subject to Change

Deborah Amoi Foundation reserves the right to change and update this policy. Deborah Amoi Foundation may also make changes to the way in which visitor information is collected. When Deborah Amoi Foundation makes such changes, you will see the word “updated” next to the privacy policy link on our website. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy policy to be informed of how the Deborah Amoi Foundation is protecting your information.

Contact Deborah Amoi Foundation

If you would like more information about the options discussed herein or simply have questions, please feel free to contact us at: info@dafinternational.org

Updated February 2021

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