CFK Africa James E. Rogers Scholarship Fund

Established in memory of the late Jim Rogers, the James E. Rogers Scholarship Fund will support promising young students throughout all four years of high school, providing sustainable funding that allows students living in challenging environments to focus on their coursework and access leadership training, mentorship, and career guidance through CFK Africa. After the first cohort graduates, the scholarships will roll over to new students, continuing the cycle in perpetuity.

A sustainability champion and former CEO and Chairman of Duke Energy, Jim was committed to improving lives around the world and often asserted that access to electricity should be a basic human right. The James E. Rogers Scholarship Fund will help equip new generations of young leaders in Kenya with the skills and opportunities needed to transform lives within their communities.

From left to right, Jim Rogers, CFK co-founder Rye Barcott, MA Rogers, and Joy Barnice Henry, daughter of the late CFK co-founder, Tabitha Festo.

Meet some of our James E. Rogers Scholars

Alex Ochieng

Age: 16
Hobbies: Drawing, playing basketball
Interests: Education
Career aspiration: Doctor

Alex Ochieng

Katie Atieno Ogweno

Age: 14
Hobbies: Reading story books, singing
Interests: Teaching young children how to read.
Career aspiration: Journalist

Katie Atieno Ogweno

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Support the next generation
of youth leaders in Kenya.

Your gift provides sustainable funding for students living in some of the world’s most challenging environments. Join us in supporting promising young students grow into the next generation of Kenyan leaders.