2013 is a significant year for Nyota Ing’arayo School . In January one of Nyota dreams is starting to become a reality as the school now as a Standard 8 this has been made possible thanks to the dedicated staff team and GVI donations supported by GVI Charitable Trust. Extra classes have been built over the last two years, meaning the school has the space to retain Standard 8 (the final year of primary school education in Kenya).
In January along with the help of Tom 0.Munyaisa GVI Education Officer the Standard 8 students have been collecting the required registration documents need to register for the Kenyan Certificate of Primary Education examination in November i.e. Birth Certificates and photographs Lack of formal identification is a common barrier to students in slum schools being formally registered for certification and without the assistance of GVI and the school leaders it would have been impossible for the students to gather these documents
The KCPE’s is paramount in enabling children to further their education and enhance their future prospects. If the students manage to achieve results within the top 10% of the country they are frequently offered a scholarship to a local high school. Even children who don’t achieve this will have a greater chance of successfully securing employment, as a KCPE certificate is a key requirement requested by employers upon application. This includes basic jobs such as shop assistants and hotel catering.
The fact that the current students finally have the opportunity to sit their KCPE examinations is significant step for Nyota Ing’arayo. The school now as the opportunity to provide the students with a full Primary education from Standard 1 to Standard 8. This has been achieved with the help of GVI, and the dedication of current and past volunteer’s donations which have enabled classrooms to be built and the provision of educational resources.
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GVI Charitable Trust Manager