SYEF alum reaches out to his community

In November, SYEF alumnus Gabriel Lengamunyak kicked off the Samburu Moran Education Programme (SAMEP) to increase literacy among his peers with minimal formal education.  “Moran” is a term to describe young (and usually unmarried) adolescent men in Samburu, and they have traditionally had primary responsibility for herding livestock and providing security to their community.  Nowadays,…


College bound!

Andrew, one of SYEF’s first-ever scholarship recipients, recently started his first term of college at Eldoret University in western Kenya.   Many years ago, Andrew was one of a cadre of young people in Samburu who inspired SYEF founders to start the organization. He would work tirelessly on homework, and after completing his homework, asked for…


Our 4th annual Samburu Harambee is set

for Thursday, October 9 at 7pm the Agave Room in Fort Collins, Colorado (143 West Mountain, next to The Rio).  Join us for good food, camaraderie with other SYEF supporters, a silent auction, and more! This year features a Samburu Marketplace – win Harambee currency to use to buy beaded bracelets, necklaces, and more! 

This Year, 95% of donations went

directly to programs and scholarships that support our youth, and spent a modest three cents ($.03) for every dollar raised. These metrics beat every standard of excellence for non-profit organizations with which we are familiar. We’re able to have a fiscally tight ship thanks to the many people who volunteer their time each year, from maintaining…