- Life skills
- Career guidance
- Community engagement
The program aims to:
- Help students make smart decisions in their personal lives
- Coach students in developing academic and professional goals
- Provide opportunities for academic, personal, and professional growth
- Provide opportunities for community service
- Recruit and train professionals to serve as mentors
- Help college students gain professional opportunities and build networks relevant to their professional interests
Hatua’s scholarship and mentoring programs help to ensure that Likoni’s talented youth gain the qualifications, skills and networks required to reach their full potential and enter the workforce as professionals, leaders, and responsible citizens.
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CEI approaches in action
School fees, mentoring, in some cases living expenses will be covered
Hatua Likoni recruits young people from Likoni, which is one of the most economically deprived regions of the Kenyan coast. Selection criteria include home visits and students with low socio-economic status are prioritized for support.
The program is growing by approximately 50 students each year, though it is anticipated that this growth will stabilize as current students begin to graduate. Hatua Likoni’s growth strategy seeks to graduate 70 students each year and sponsor 500 students annually. At full capacity, the program seeks to expand within Mombasa County and reach 4 areas at full scale, sponsoring 2000 students each year and eventually graduating 280 young people from college and university each year.
Monitoring & Evaluation
To remain in the scholarship program, students are monitored in two key areas: their academic performance in school/university each term, which must result in a grade of B- or above, and their regular attendance of mentoring sessions, which should be at least 90%. Students meeting these conditions continue to receive scholarships and support.
The impact of mentoring sessions is evaluated on a case to case level. Specific targets are set at the beginning of each session (e.g., “I can write a personal statement for a CV”) and the outcome is measured at the end of the session by practically identifying what the students have produced or understood. Furthermore the percentage of students undertaking leadership roles at school is measured through a student survey.
As the program grows and produces graduates, Hatua Likoni will monitor long term outcomes through an alumni employment survey of graduates, which will also measure annual income, community engagement and continued engagement with Hatua Likoni.