Akili Dada offers competitive, comprehensive scholarships to academically talented young women from underprivileged backgrounds, providing them access to the highest quality secondary school education available in Kenya.
Akili Dada Clubs
Akili Dada Leadership clubs at each of our partner schools allow students who are not necessarily Akili Dada scholarship recipients to participate in service activities and group mentoring sessions.
Akili Dada’s innovative mentoring program relies on an extensive network of devoted mentors who are drawn from a wide range of professional sectors.
Every Akili Dada scholar is required to assess her community’s needs and design and implement a fitting project to address a need of particular concern to her. Our service learning requirement ensures that our scholars remain rooted in their communities and in touch with local needs.
Leadership Academies are 4-day residential workshops that focus on a different aspect of leadership, offering lifelong learning practices and is designed to adapt as our young women leaders grow in age and experience.
In Kenya, every high school graduate has a gap year before they start university either in Kenya or abroad. Akili Dada runs a program during this year that provides participants, including Akili Dada alumnae, the opportunity to become job and university ready through experiential learning and intensive college preparation. The program is open to gap year students beyond Akili Dada Alumnae.