Said Master of Arts Degree - Kenya

For half a year in 2010 I bicycled across Africa. One of our stops was the very small village of Marsibit, Kenya. It was there I met an endearing high school student named Said Adan. Said graciously showed me his school, his village, introduced me to his friends and told me about how he wanted to go to college.  In Said I saw a passion for knowledge and learning and an eagerness to make the world a better place.

Upon returning to the United States. I could not get Said and his dream out of my head and I felt compelled to do something for him. So I wrote a letter and mailed it to that tiny little village in the middle of far away Kenya with a proposition: If Said truly wanted to go to college I would pay for him to do so...

On July 7th, 2017 Said walked across the stage at Mount Kenya University with a degree in education, and I couldn't have been more proud of him.

It is now April, 2018 and Said has been admitted to Kenyatta University in Nairobi to further his education with a Master of Arts, in Religious Studies.

The tuition for the two year program is 625,00 Kenyan Shillings, or roughly $6,100 USD.

I feel like my obligation to Said and to Africa as a whole will not be complete until Said fulfills his dream....until he is out in the world, doing good for others.

It would be be an honor to do so, and it would mean the world to me if you could help in any way, big or small, to make this dream become real.

Thank you,

P.S. Below is the fee structure for one academic year KES (Kenyan Shillings)

Tuition 120,000
Registration 1,500
Caution Money (refundable) 2,000 - one time fee
Material Development 3,300
I.D. Card 500 - one time fee
Examination fee 6,000
Library 3,000
Computer fee 4,000
KUSA Membership - one time fee
KUSA Subscription 400
Alumni fee 500 - one time fee
Recreation and Sports Facilities 4,000
Tablet 18,000
Room and Board 60,000

Year 1 total = 223,500 KES
Year 2 total = 220,200 KES
Two yr total = 443,700 KES or $4,300 USD
  • John R 
    • $30 
    • 33 mos
  • Sunil Shah 
    • $50 
    • 37 mos
  • Erin Hamayda 
    • $45 
    • 37 mos
  • Robert Mann 
    • $1,000 
    • 38 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 38 mos
See all


Jason Becker 
Denver, CO
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more