What does ACCES do?
ACCES started in 1993 with the mission to provide post secondary scholarships and over time expanded to build seven schools, supported literacy initiatives, and engaged in a range health and gender programs. Recently ACCES realigned its focus to its core purpose which is to provide post secondary scholarships
ACCES has evolved to greater levels of Kenyan participation and influence. ACCES started by sending Canadian agents to make decisions about who should be selected to receive scholarships. These decisions are now made by staff in Kenya with the support of members of the Kenyan
Advisory Committee (KAC). Two of the three full time ACCES professional staff are former ACCES scholars who credit the support of ACCES to the fact that they were able to attend University. Currently ACCES provides 100 scholarships per year to TIVET, college and university students across Bungoma, Busia, Kakamega and Vihiga. ACCES hopes to increase the numbers of scholarships that are provided each year.
Most scholarship recipients join ACCES Alumni Association (AAA) which provides a network of support to former and current students. AAA has also started to fundraise to support the post secondary dreams of those who cannot afford to attend school. Our goal is that ACCES, with the support of the ACCES alumni can increase support of needy and bright students to pursue their dreams of attending post secondary school and becoming increasingly able to provide for their families.