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Kucetekela Foundation

Kucetekela Foundation
CROWDRISE : Jun 02, 2012
Tax ID: 20-4982719
BASED: New York, NY, United States


Education & Leadership

Kucetekela Foundation (KF) is a registered non-profit organization that provides scholarships to Zambian boys and girls who are academically promising and financially disadvantaged to attend high quality secondary schools in Lusaka, Zambia. A scholarship from KF goes well beyond mere school fees and provides each scholar with leadership skills training, mentorship, job experience and community service activities. The comprehensive scholarship and support from KF provides these young leaders an opportunity to break the cycle of poverty in their families and communities.

Kucetekela means "hope" in Bemba, one of the major languages in Zambia, and hope is what our organization is striving to foster in our scholars.  While 91% of Zambians attend primary school, less than 25% of Zambians complete secondary school.  There are many factors that affect the secondary school completion rate including poverty and illness.  At a grassroot level, Kucetekela Foundation is working to address the need for secondary education and striving to develop leaders. 

We are so proud of our students and the many achievements thus far.  Our organization was founded in 2006 and we now have 26 alumni who have graduated from secondary school.  Our program has a 100% graduation rate and our alumni are now studying at colleges and universities around the world - including the United States, United Kingdom, India, South Africa, Costa Rica and of course, Zambia.   

Please see our website for more information - - as well as the videos on this page to learn more about our work.  

Tax ID: 20-4982719 •


Alumni Matching Gift Campaign

Alumni Matching Gift Campaign

Amount Raised:



4% Raised of $10,000 Goal