• A Small Act That Continues To Give Back: The Story of Patrick Kimani

    As the Hilde Back Education Fund sends hundreds of bright students to secondary school in Kenya, they continue to check in on students who have now further pursued their education by attending University. Those who have seen A Small Act will remember the bright young boy named Kimani- one of the school’s top students, whose dream was to become educated. Almost 10 years after filming, Niamh McDonnell, HBEF communications volunteer based in New York, interviewed Kimani to shine a light on where his education has brought him, his plans for the future, and what it was like to be given a leading role in the film.

  • Happy 95th Birthday Hilde Back

    On behalf of teh staff, students and parent/guardians associated with HBEF, we wish Ms. Hilde Back a happy 95thBirthday. As you clock 95 years, HBEF celebrates you!!! We are also proudly celebrating that this far 644 children have benefitted from this fund, all of it a ripple effect of your generous gift to Chris Mburu many years ago. Just like your gift helped transform Chris's life for the better, many have and are being transformed through the scholarships that have been offered by HBEF. Your story has inspired many other sponsors to act likewise. We wish you the blessings of joy and good health in the years ahead. Happy Birthday Hilde and may God bless you

  • Executive Director leads staff members in celebrating Hilde's Birthday

    Led by the Executive Director Sarah Njuru (Middle) and staff cut the cake to celebrate Hilde's 95th Birthday


Welcome To Hilde Back Education Fund

The Hilde Back Education Fund, (HBEF) is a Kenyan charitable organization that provides financial support to bright children from poor families to enable them get education at the secondary school level. HBEF’S focus is promotion of education as a fundamental human right.


News and Events

Prev Next

News on November 9, 2017

A Small Act That Continues To Give Back: The Story of Patrick Kimani

A Small Act That Continues To Give Back: The Story of Patrick Kimani

  By: Niamh McDonnell BEFORE: Kimani in 2007 AFTER: Kimani in 2017   As the Hilde Back Education Fund sends hundreds of bright students to secondary school in Kenya, they continue to check in on students who have no... Read more

News on August 24, 2017

Harrison goes to America for University

Harrison goes to America for University

OPEN YOUR ARMS AMERICA, WE ARE SENDING YOU HARRISON, KENYA'S BEST!!!! Today I am a happy man indeed. Emotional in fact. Exactly 25 years ago today, on the 22nd August 1992, I left my village in Kenya, went to the airport and boarded an airplane that... Read more

News on July 12, 2017

Free public screening of 'A small Act' in Seattle

Free public screening of 'A small Act' in Seattle

If you are in Seattle and can make it for 'A small Act' screening please see the details below; there will be a Q & A session afterwards with HBEF founder Chris Mburu and Kimani Patrick who are both featured in the film. Read more

News on July 6, 2017

Quality free education

Quality free education

HBEF's founder Chris Mburu running in Geneva to advocate for not only free education but quality free education for all children under the age of 18. "Today I am running by the lake in the beautiful Swiss city of Geneva. Switzerland's public edu... Read more

News on June 28, 2017

Encouraging Stories

I am Nancy Adhiambo 2012-2015 student and a beneficiary of HEF program. Am writing to sincerely appreciate the founders of this education program that founded my education process during my 4 years of study in high school.. Thank you all and may God ... Read more

News on June 21, 2017

Enock Mulatya

Enock Mulatya

Enock Mulatya, Lenana School, Form 2 got a chance to meet his sponsor for the first time yesterday at the HBEF offices in Nairobi. Not all our beneficiaries have the chance to meet their sponsors in person but it sure is a dream for almost all o... Read more

News on June 13, 2017

Success Stories - Joy Kafuko

Success Stories - Joy Kafuko

Joy Kafuko (HBEF Beneficiary 2013-2016) who scored well enough to qualify to join a public university - she will be joining university in September 2017. Joy says her greatest achievement is being enrolled to her dream university and pursuing a cou... Read more

News on May 30, 2017

2018 Call to Sponsorship!

HBEF is currently supporting 237 Secondary School Children in 2017 under the 4 Years Scholarship Program having supported a total of 673 students this far. The Sponsor to Child Program relies on individuals and organizations and we are grateful to al... Read more

News on May 23, 2017

April 2017 Busia BMSV

April 2017 Busia BMSV

HBEF Busia county students and parents receiving a word of advice from the District Education Officer - Mr. George Ouma on best practices to succeed in secondary school. HBEF is honoured to be able to work with the County Education Officers around th... Read more

News on May 19, 2017

HBEF 2017 Students

HBEF 2017 Students

HBEF continues to select bright and needy children each year who deserve a chance at secondary education. This year we have selected an additional 54 students to join the HBEF Family in various schools across the country. We are grateful to each and ... Read more

Success Stories - The power of a small act


Phares Okoth
A former student at Homabay High  School was admitted to pursue a course in Medical Laboratory Science and Technology at the University of Nairobi. He says he is sure that with the education he is getting now, it will see him through more achievements in the future like opening up a laboratory that is standardized for specimen examination and research.

Read More Success Stories>>

Get Involved







Our Partners


Quick Contacts

Hilde Back Education Fund
P.O. Box 14741-00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Tel:  +254 20 4442961, Cell: +254 700 429552

Copyright © 2015 Hilde Back Education Fund. All Rights Reserved. Powered By Heartbit