“For every two of us who finished high school, three did not. If we are to eradicate poverty, these numbers are not sustainable. We need as many Kenyans as possible to come together and see that poverty is eradicated through education. By educating one child, another five people are impacted,” said Dominic Muasya, KEF Country Director, in his opening speech at KEF's 1st Annual Gala on Feb 22, 2019 at State House Girls High School, Nairobi.
And what a night it turned out to be! The event's program was filled with touching tributes to KEF from alumni like Brian and Hildah who presented original poems about how KEF transformed their lives. Benta and Heskey brought the audience to tears with speeches chronicling how KEF guided them through adolescence and into adulthood. But it didn't stop there. Members from the class of 2018 composed and arranged beautiful harmonies that entertained our guests while they ate.
The Gala was graced by the Chairman of the Education Committee in the Senate, Senator Dr. Langat of Bomet, and was inspired by 2-Star Michelin Chef Mohsine Korich, of the Capital Club.
We wish to thank everyone whose generosity made the evening a smashing success. Particular thanks are due to Prudential Life Assurance of Kenya and those establishments, Board Members and individuals who donated raffle prizes to helped make this unforgettable event possible.