We offer scholarships to secondary school children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
£310 supports one child’s education for a year and every pound given goes directly towards school fees.
What we do
We work with local secondary schools to offer scholarships to bright children who’s parents can’t afford fees or are no longer alive.
We aim to ensure gender balance in scholars among scholars. Currently we’ve supported 20 children at the Equatorial College School, Ibanda.
KSF emerges out of a partnership between Robert Kamasaka, a Ugandan teacher educated in the UK and Oliver Keisner, who lived with Robert for three months in 2010. The charity was registered in 2017.
We are run by volunteers and work with local partners, we can ensure every pound given goes to support children.
When children complete school and are able to get decent jobs, they go on become key support figures within their extended families. Supporting a child supports a family.
Robert Kamasaka has a long career as an educator within Kamwenge both as a headmaster and also establishing his own school at Equatorial College School. He has been involved in scholarship programs with donations from University College School and also the Thomas Mobbs foundation. He is our key local partner.
Michael Akampa is Ugandan born and Stockholm based. He is the CEO of Traction Capital, raising funds in the Nordic region and investing in East Africa. He is also the Africa director of Whistle B, a digital whistleblowing platform. He is currently studying for a PHD in Investment and Risk analysis at the University of Stockholm. He is assisting KSF in the management and disbursement of funds.
Oliver Keisner established KSF following staying with Robert in Uganda in 2010. He is the cofounder of Akoma, a green building business based in South Africa. Prior to this he worked at Neyber, a London finance startup.
Joanne Murray currently works as an audit manager for PwC, specialising on the charity sector, during which time she has carried out audits in a range of jurisdictions including Uganda. She also was a participant on the Teach First programme in 2008.
Grace Keisner works as a Strategy Manager for Teach First. She was previously a management consultant at PwC, where she has worked on strategy projects for a number of charities. Prior to this she was a teacher as part of the Teachfirst program and worked at Street Invest . She is has an MA in Education Policy & Society from King’s College London.
Kamwenge Scholarship Fund is a UK registered charity, charity number 1172521