“Secondary education is still a luxury for most of our girls who are either forced into early marriage or employed as house girls. Thanks to the Tumaini Scholarship fund we have been able to promote the Tumaini girl child as the next generation of beautiful, independent women.”

Sarah Kantharia, Executive Director

Enable successful students from Tumaini Senior School to continue their studies at secondary school or in vocational training. Students are sent to top performing boarding schools, returning to Pepo La Tumaini during the holidays to help tutor Tumaini Senior School pupils and give back to the programme.

Having adhered to a strict rehabilitation programme at Tumaini Senior School, we believe that graduating students are suitably prepared and committed to undertake the next step in their education. The Tumaini Graduate Programme awards scholarships to successful students wishing to further their education at secondary school. Since the first Tumaini Senior School graduating class in 2010, we have supported 25 students through secondary school.



For students who have been academically successful at school and who have shown leadership and maturity during their time at Tumaini Senior School. Students aspire towards varying careers within the medical, engineering and teaching fields for which completion of secondary school is necessary.


a. Achieving a TSS benchmark grade of 300 marks and above. (out of 500)

b. Sustaining good behaviour, commitment and discipline.

c. Special cases are taken into consideration if pass mark is not attained in academic performance and options are limited for the child, especially girls.


Secondary school lasts four years in Kenya from age 15 – 19. A good provincial school costs £2000 for each student with full boarding and complete support. We hope in the future to build our own certified vocational training unit, for students more suited to trade skills but until then we want to continue uplifting the children into higher education and investing in their futures.

You can help by contributing to the Tumaini Scholarship fund helping us to continue furthering the education of our brightest and most in need children.

Fees£200 – Ksh30,000
Uniform & Text Books£100 – Ksh15,000
School Supplies including boarding£30 – Ksh 5,000
Travel£30 – Ksh 5,000
Remedial Holiday Tuition£40 – Ksh 6,000
Food, Clothing & Expenses during holidays£50 – Ksh 7,000
Medical Allowance£50 – Ksh 7,000
Total – per year£500 – Ksh74,000


At School 2010


“Before coming to Pepo la Tumaini I was living with my mother who after the death of my father could not manage to provide for me basic needs. My mother found it difficult to provide for me and made us go out to beg so that we could get some food. When my mother got sick it became more difficult for us. She brought me to Pepo La Tumaini so that I could have an education and be provided for. Since I came here my life has really changed in ways I never would have expected. After graduating from class 8 when I was 15 years old, I was awarded a full scholarship to attend a top performing secondary school. Now I am 19 years old and I have graduated with a B grade. I am now planning to train as a teacher so I can enable other children who have problems to realise a good life and be inspired to become leaders, the same way I was.”

16 Connaught Place, London, W2 2ED. Pepo La Tumaini is a company limited
by guarantee in England (No. 9515118) and a charity registered in England and Wales (No. 1161928).
Registered office: Greytown House, 221-227 High Street, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0NZ

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