POST SECONDARY EDUCATION

University Students

We are so excited to report that we presently have 12 students in university and eight students qualifying for direct entry who will begin their universities in May 2019.

2016 High School Graduates – Four Students

Sidney and Owen reported to their college at the beginning of January. Silas will report in May. They will be in their last semester of their second year in university. Celestine completed her internship with The Department of Child Services and had a very good and positive recommendation letter. She is in her last semester of a two year degree program and will sit for the Kenya National exam in July.

2017 High School Graduates – Eight Students

Richard, Emmanuel, Brian, Sharon, Jacinta, Synaida, Consolater, and Josphat reported to their colleges for the second semester of their first year of university. Their majors cover a great range of interests: Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bachelor of Clinical Medicine, Bachelor of Procurement and Contract Management, Bachelor of Education (Science), Bachelor of Science in Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Education (Home Science and Technology).

2018 High School Graduates – Eight Students

Eight students qualified for direct entry to the university after taking the national Kenyan exam. Kenya universities and college central placement service will start admitting students in May 2019.

The Polly Fund

Creating the leaders of tomorrow.

Crossroads Springs Africa established the Polly Fund to provide funds for our university/college students continuing education costs. Each year, Kenyan students in their final year of high school take exams that determine their eligibility for university/college. CSA works with the students chosen to provide the funds needed for them to attend by removing financial obstacles that might otherwise prohibit them from attending.

We chose the name for our fund from a generous bequest given by the estate of Polly Amrein.

Polly AmreinPolly was an adventuresome single woman who was passionate about international education and human rights. She lived in California and taught around the world on self styled five year plans. Having taught at a blind school in California, she enrolled in the Afro-Anglo-American program (Teachers College, Columbia and Department of Education in Tropical Areas, University of London), preparing to teach in Africa. During her teaching years in Nigeria, she drove to Swaziland and South Africa during the Apartheid period in South Africa to visit African friends made in New York City. Her five-year plan led her to China next, and to a lasting friendship with a young person who became her “daughter.” Retirement was never an appropriate word for Polly. She volunteered to register homeless people under bridges in Berkeley, California, and kept others informed of human rights issues. A friend of all who became her family, she thought nothing of driving (and sleeping) across the country with her dog in a VW van to show up at a goddaughter’s wedding. Polly’s bequests demonstrate her interest in many human development efforts that are her legacy forever.