The Challenge

Access to inclusive and equitable quality education has been a challenge in most parts of the country. Despite the free education policy in Kenya, many children are still not able to access basic education due to a myriad of challenges. Poverty has played a great role in this situation with parents opting to let their children stay at home and jointly fend for the family instead of going to school to get education.

The Intervention

The M-PESA Foundation constructed a state of the art learning institution in Thika. M-PESA Foundation Academy which is a co-educational and residential High school offering the Kenyan National Curriculum. Driven by leadership, entrepreneurship, technology and innovation, the Academy serves talented but economically disadvantaged students with demonstrated leadership potential.

M-PESA Foundation Academy offers a world class, well rounded learning environment to develop future leaders. The Academy places great emphasis on the holistic development of all our learners not just in academics but also in technology, music, sports, the arts, outdoor pursuits and community service.


The Academy has positively impacted and changed the lives of students in the country by establishing an institution where bright but needy students can be able to access quality education. The Academy offers a platform for economically disadvantaged students who would otherwise not be in a position to further their education after primary level. Learners joining form one are offered full scholarships.



29 Sept
M-PESA Foundation Academy

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Starehe Girls Centre