Brief History

Logos Scholarship Fund started in 2008 as The Jubilee Scholarship Fund initially with the humanitarian intent of Nairobi Chapel to reach out to the families that had been displaced following the 2007-2008 post-election violence. The families were settled and their children enrolled in primary school and it would soon be time for them to proceed to secondary schools. Again, the need for school fees arose. The Scholarship Fund was then established to cater for the educational needs of these students and it would from then grow to not only the educational needs of the re-settled children.

It would soon also spread its wings to cover spiritual and life skills concerns of more other needy students from the surrounding Kibera, Ngando, Kwangware as well as other counties too. It has been almost a decade of the Fund’s continued efforts to impact the community by executing its motto “ educating for life and eternity”.

What We Do

Logos doesn’t only exist to pay school fees. We also seek to grow our beneficiaries so that they can impact the societies from which they hail. Mentorship holds a central position in Logos. The students are attached to personal mentors with whom they walk with during their time with Logos and beyond. The beneficiaries are expected to maintain contact with their mentors and meet them at least thrice in a year; the commitment they make to attend the two Scholars’ days and the annual Logos Camps.

These scholars’ days are basically meant for tracking academic and socio-emotional progress of the students and being listened to by a mentor. The camps give the students a chance to bond, share stories and grow together. It is at this time that they also get to learn and practice important life skills as they also grow deeper in their spiritual knowledge.

Logos has a three-point model of engagement in handling the scholars’ academic and social welfare that involves Logos mentors, the parent/guardians and the school, with the student at the centre. This ensures consistency and sustainability of the impact created.

After completion of secondary school education, the students are taken through a 3-months ex-candidates program known as VUMA during their gap-year. VUMA is an acronym which stands for:

  • Vibrant – In purpose targeting calling and career
  • Unveiled – In potential talents and spiritual gifts
  • Mature – In person; self awareness
  • Anchored – In principles values and spiritual formation

During this period, the individual gets equipped for professional relevance; undergoes leadership and personal development, discipleship and preparation for life in tertiary level of education. It is also during this period that the value of service in the community is inculcated. The participants attend community engagements in schools, health facilities and other institutions in the like Kibera, Kawangware, Mathare and Korogocho.

The training culminates in a short-term mission experience where the participants evangelize and share the love of Christ with the communities they visit. The scholars are impressed on the sense of duty to pass down that which they receive. Having gone through mentorship and discipleship for about 5 years, they are trained and encouraged to mentor the younger members of the program and in their communities.