The mobilization of former students to support their old schools is an old Kenyan tradition. Whilst a culture of alumni community building exists, practice is sporadic and professional support is virtually non-existent. Communities, therefore, exist as loose social networks rather than purpose-driven groups. Alumni engagement presents a rare coming together of need, opportunity and resources.
Future First Kenya is seeking to provide an infrastructure to support the growth of thriving alumni communities that are driven toward:
- Institutional Advancement by offering Social, Financial and Governance capital.
- Individual advancement for all stakeholders that is the students, the alumni, teachers and school administrators. This includes career-coaching leading to better school to work transition, mentorship leading to improved education performance, peer-to-peer support leading to advancement of all alumni.