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mercy's smile education program graduates and staff


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See our Empowerment page to find out more about our other programs and projects.

To read more about Mercy's Smile Christian charity and our operations as a non-profit, please see our About Us page.


About Our Education Initiatives

For many children in Kenya, the opportunity for quality education is only a dream. Mercy’s Smile provides academic scholarships for impoverished students to attend secondary school in the hopes of transforming lives and breaking the cycle of poverty.

The Mercy’s Smile Scholarship Program partners with the students’ caregivers to provide funds for tuition, mentorship, and encouragement through camps and school visits. Our students are required to adhere to academic and behavioral standards, as well as participate in community service. 

Together, we can restore hope for students in Kenya and help to launch them into a better future for themselves and their families.


Our Education Process

Application Submission

Students in need submit application including grades, community leader recommendation, and essay.

Candidate Selection

Board reviews applications, interviews top candidates, and prays about who to accept into the program

Ongoing Mentorship

 Board members and Kenya team engages families and students through phone calls, holiday lunches, and mentorship camps

Scholarship Requirement

Students complete and submit account of volunteer hours, grade and conduct report, and essays


Students graduate from high school and go on to pursue a university degree or a career

Application for our Education Program

*This scholarship is only available to residents of Kenya entering secondary school.

Are you a young person or guardian for a young person that would be interested in applying for our scholarship program?* 

Then download and fill out our application form below and return it to us at

Mercy's Smile scholarship recipient

"Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it."

Proverbs 22:6


Hear From Our Students

Debra Wambui

"For me, at first this seemed like a dream. But with Mercy’s Smile it became possible…High school has grown me mentally, spiritually, and physically."

How to Get Involved

Empower Kenyan Youth Today

Mercy's smile education scholarship recipient
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