Windle International Kenya manages the following scholarship programmes:

UNHCR's DAFI Programme in Kenya

UNHCR’s higher education scholarship programme, DAFI (Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative), plays an integral role in enabling refugees worldwide to access higher education. Since its inception in 1992, the DAFI programme has grown considerably, enabling more than 15,500 refugee students to study at universities and colleges in over 50 countries of asylum. In Kenya we've been successfully delivering the DAFI programme on behalf of UNHCR since 2005.

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UNHCR's Secondary Education Programme scholarships

The Secondary Education Programme (SEP) scholarships are funded by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and target children from within the refugee camps, as well as those most in need from host communities, to attend secondary schools outside of the camps. Scholarships are also available through this programme for children with special educational needs. 

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The Kenya Equity in Education Project (KEEP)

The Kenya Equity in Education Project (KEEP) is funded by and delivered in partnership with the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and aims to improve learning outcomes for refugee and host community girls through support at the individual, school and community level. KEEP focuses on upper primary and lower secondary classes, using remedial classes as a way of providing targeted accelerated learning opportunities to girls who are extremely marginalized and in danger of dropping out of school.

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The DD Puri Foundation Scholarships

The DD Puri Foundation has been supporting refugees from Kakuma and Dadaab Refugee Camps to access tertiary education since 2007. The success of the collaboration with Windle led to the expansion of the programme in 2015 to add more diploma level programmes. Courses included hands-on training in water engineering, nursing, IT, business studies and other high-demand industry sectors. 

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The Student Refugee Program from the World University Service of Canada 

The Student Refugee Program (SRP) is a unique program that combines resettlement to Canada with access to post-secondary education for young refugees. It is managed by World University Service of Canada (WUSC), a leading non-profit Canadian international development agency, and delivered in Kenya by Windle International Kenya. Whilst the SRP is not a scholarship program - students are sponsored for one year and receive basic financial and social support - we have included it in this section of the website. 

The SRP is supported by WUSC Local Committees (made up of university, college, and students, staff, and faculty) on campuses across Canada. Through its agreements with the Government of Canada and the Government of Québec (a Canadian province), WUSC enables students sponsored through the program to enter Canada as Permanent Residents.

Volunteer members of the WUSC committees arrange financial and social support for each sponsored student during their first year of study in Canada. Financial assistance is provided “in kind” – such as reduced or free tuition and accommodation fees – plus a small sum of money to buy basic necessities. Sponsored students do not receive cash to study.

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