KF Program - Recent UpdatesPlease click on the links below to learn about recent KF Program developments.
KF Hosts 2009 Returning Students Event
KF Hosts 2009 New Students Orientation
KF Hosts Workshop for 9th Grade Students
KF Hosts Luncheon for the 2008 Scholarship Recipients
KF Program Overview
The Kucetekela Foundation is a non-profit, U.S. based, foundation that provides scholarships to young Zambians to attend high quality secondary schools from Grade 8 through Grade 12. The foundation identifies Zambian students that demonstrate great academic promise, but do not have the financial means to obtain a secondary education, much less a secondary education of the highest quality available. The youths are identified from elementary schools and are evaluated based on standardized test scores, recommendations from teachers, and the financial situation of their family. This educational opportunity hopes to open the doors of success and achievement for these young Zambians.
The scholarship that each selected student receives covers more than just tuition fees. KF is committed to providing each student with all resources necessary to succeed. Therefore, the scholarship also cover:
- School Supplies
- Boarding fees (most KF students are boarding students)
- International and National examination and test fees
- Extra academic lessons
KF established a mentor system for the young Zambian scholarship students. Each student has a “mentor”. The mentor is a Zambian, or Zambian resident, that is willing to donate his/her time to the student and Kucetekela through periodic correspondence and face-to-face meetings with the student. KF identified and selected the mentors by their ability to be a positive, successful role model for KF students and their commitment to the program. The student-mentor meetings provide the KF student any needed guidance, support, and other resources through their secondary education. Additionally, KF helps to organize periodic meetings and events for all students and mentors in order to cultivate camaraderie and personal relationships between all mentors and students alike.
A special and unique element of KF's program is that internships are provided for all students twice during their secondary school education. The following is a growing list of those impressive organizations, companies and institutions who have partnered with KF to offer valuable work experience to the KF students:
The World Bank
UTH Cancer Clinic
Legal Aid Council
Worldwide Fund of Nature
Showgounds Vet Clinic