Our girls mostly come from the Keyian Division of the Transmara District, though a few come from other surrounding divisions of the District. About 95 percent of people residing in Keyian are Maasai, thus most of our girls are from Maasai households. The selection process for our students takes one month. The girls come to be interviewed by the School Management Committee with one of their parents and, following the interview, they complete math and English placement exams. The interview helps us determine a girl's needs, her parents' attitude toward her education, and her family's history. Orphans are automatically accepted into the KCE family.
The Center enrolled its first class of 32 fourth grade students in May 2009. These students were selected from a group of 100 girls who came to apply for a spot. At the beginning of each academic year, 30-35 more students join the school. This January the school reached full enrollment of 155 girls in grades 4-8. In December 2013, we will graduate our first class of 8th graders. At the end of the school year, they will sit for their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination. This exam, which is taken by all students in Kenya in order to continue to secondary school, will determine which schools our girls will be eligible to attend. Our mentorship of the girls does not stop when they graduate from KCE. We will continue to guide and support our girls throughout their educational life.