EGF seeks to break the cycle of poverty and develop the next generation of leaders through increased access to secondary and tertiary education.

Our programs

Wings to Fly

The Wings to Fly Scholarship program provides comprehensive secondary school scholarships to academically promising, yet financially disadvantaged youth. Since 2010, 26,304 scholarships have been offered to scholars selected from across the country through community scholarship selection boards. The scholarship covers school fees, transport, books, pocket money, mentoring, psychosocial support and leadership development.

Scholarships given

University Scholars


Secondary School Completion

Attained University Entry Grades

University Scholars

Attended Global Universities

TVET Opportunities

Joined ELP

Equity Leaders Program

Through the Equity Leaders Program (ELP), Wings to Fly graduates get access to professional and leadership development while the top performers are prepared to attend leading global universities. The ELP currently has 13,775 university scholars, with 688 attending, or are alumni of global universities.

Impact Stories

David Okinyi

Business Owner

David Okinyi, 23, is from Migori, Kenya. He started with Equity Group Foundation’s programs at 18 years old in the `Wings to Fly’ Program with MasterCard Foundation. David graduated on 6th May 2019 with a BSc in Economics and a B.A in Business (Global Politics) and will pursue his Master’s in Finance at Arizona State University,USA.


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Wayne Gakuo

Software Engineer

Wayne, from Mombasa, Kenya, joined the Wings to Fly program at 16. His father passed away in 2010, leaving his family in financial difficulty. “My greatest challenge was overcoming the fear of failure.” he said. Now with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Ashesi University, he seeks to empower other Kenyan youth with Software Development skills.

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Mohammed Hassan


Despite the hard circumstances surrounding Mohammed’s childhood, he managed to do will in his KCPE Examination because of his resilience and hard work. However, his parents could not afford his high school tuition. Thanks to EGF’s Wings to Fly Program, Mohammed joined Lenana School and completed his secondary education. Currently he is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at the University of Nairobi, and is an active mentor to the youth.

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