Will I go to high school?

Its the time of the year where new students are joining high school to start off their four year programme. When I first begun working in Mathare about 15 years ago, very few students made it to and through high school. Over the past few years this has changed a lot and more and more students are getting a high school education. Yet, it is still not easy. High school education still remains very expensive to many families living on 2US$ a day. This week I have received many calls and visits all with a single request, to help a student get funds for high school. Today, a young girl that I have known for years, ran away from her home heart broken, when I could not assure her that I would get funding for her to join high school. She felt that she had run out of options. Luckily she was found safe a few hours later. For her and many others, it is a chance to further their education and escape the cycle of poverty and for all of them , it is four years where they are able to be in a safe space that develops them while keeping them out of the negative peer pressure and challenges of a slum that has ended the lives of many before them. The question on many young boys and girls tonight is, “will I go to high school?”



Update – Dec 2015

Spent the last few weeks preparing new systems, hiring staff and organising resources for a day care centre and primary school in Mathare Valley that we will be running from January 2016. The school serves about 200 children from low income backgrounds. Excited that we get to serve these children and prepare them as future leaders.

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Computer Lab

Technology can be a powerful tool when used right. After many months of dreaming about bringing technological tools to enhance learning for children in Mathare, the dream has become a reality! Was finally able to set up a 10-machine computer lab at a school in Mathare.