Wings to Fly Program

Groundbreaking Secondary Education Scholarship Programme will enable 5,600 young Kenyans to complete secondary school.

Wings to Fly Program

The Wings to Fly Program is a public-private partnership between the Equity Group Foundation, Mastercard Foundation, UKaid and USAID. The program provides full scholarships that include tuition, room and board to enable academically gifted but economically disadvantaged and vulnerable children to pursue secondary and tertiary education. USAID’s contribution of $17.5 million will provide for comprehensive scholarships, leadership training, and mentoring to at least 2,166 Wings to Fly scholars over a five-year period. Overall, the initiative will support 7,300 young Kenyans with access to a full secondary education by 2019. The selected young people also receive leadership development, career guidance, and personal mentoring to help them realize their potential.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Department for International Development (DFID)

    Funding Agencies
    United Kingdom | Staff size: 1001-5000

    The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. DFID is tackling the global challenges of time including poverty and disease, mass...

  • Equity Group Foundation (EGF)

    Foundation, Advocacy NGO
    Kenya | Staff size: Unknown

    Established in 2008, Equity Group Foundation (EGF) is a not-for-profit implementing foundation based in Nairobi, Kenya that champions the social and economic transformation of the people of...

  • MasterCard Foundation

    United States | Staff size: 51-100

    The MasterCard Foundation is an independent foundation based in Toronto, Canada with $10 billion in assets. Their vision is to create the opportunity for all to learn and prosper. They promote...

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Key Information

LocationEastern Africa, Kenya
  • Start Date 2011
  • End Date 2016
  • ValueUSD 67 Million