The East African Scholars Fund will be able to register the EaSEP students online for the first time for both the SAT 1 and 2 and the TOEFL. A recent easing of restrictions on the use of credit cards for Kenyans will make the registration process much more streamlined.
The EaSEP Class of 2013 was invaluable in helping with the selection of this year's group, as they helped recruit, contact and interview applicants. Half of the new class includes students who were ranked among the top 100 boys or girls nationally. Two of the newcomers worked as high school students with a Drexel University engineering program on biofiltration. Most have volunteered—as teachers or in hospitals, or with the St. John Ambulance movement (first aid skills). Some have started their own small-scale businesses—raising rabbits or selling home-made mandazis (a doughnut-like treat) to a local shop. Others help at home with subsistence farming. They all have a vision for improving life in Kenya.
EASF is a major sponsor of the the Education and Social Empowerment Program, a registered Kenya NGO.