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 Education  Kenya Project #17170

Educate slum child in Kenya

by Progressive Volunteers
Educate slum child in Kenya
Educate slum child in Kenya
Educate slum child in Kenya
Educate slum child in Kenya
Educate slum child in Kenya
Educate slum child in Kenya
Educate slum child in Kenya
Educate slum child in Kenya
Educate slum child in Kenya
Educate slum child in Kenya
Educate slum child in Kenya
Educate slum child in Kenya
Educate slum child in Kenya
Educate slum child in Kenya
Educate slum child in Kenya
Educate slum child in Kenya
Educate slum child in Kenya
Educate slum child in Kenya
Educate slum child in Kenya
Educate slum child in Kenya
Educate slum child in Kenya
Educate slum child in Kenya

The students at Ruaraka informal schools have had great success.  We are so pleased with the results that we are now reaching out to other schools in the area and sharing our ideas and resources.

For 2017 program, our assessment on reading materials in the schools revealed that the schools are ill-equipped with learning materials. Our call for support in December raised resources to purchase reading and learning materials enough for the students who are the direct beneficiaries of the project.

Some of the areas in which we have contributed include the following:

  • Purchasing 235  curriculum books for the four schools
  • Money for student lunch subsidy
  • Teacher training programs for the teachers at the informal schools

To sustain the noble initiatives we have been implementing for many years in Ruaraka, the organisation plans to establish a learning centre for the needy students from Ruaraka and offer scholarships for the outstanding boys and girls in 30 learning institutions. We believe that every child has a right to education. Education is life; it helps equip one with the necessary tools to face life’s challenges; it opens doors to opportunities.

We are going to call for your support to enable us expand our programs to include additional students in other schools.  We look forward to your continuing support to help fulfill the dreams of our deserving children.

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Your support towards the education project in the six informal schools enabled needy school children receive a better education. All the six schools recorded improved performances as compared to 2015, this is due to a number of factors including volunteer teachers and mentors exemplary services in the schools. This project continue to positively impact on the education of over 300 needy students in Ruaraka. 

During the year 2016, the project engaged a total of 14 volunteer teachers and 9 mentors in the six partner schools. They provided teaching and mentorship services for students and this helped improve academic standards of students. Teaching program took place every day from Monday to Friday for the three terms period and the mentorship program placed volunteer mentors once a week to hold sessions on different topics in the schools.

We are happy the project is a success as more children are becoming more literate. This meets our goal of educating slum kids to finish school with a high level of literacy.

For 2017 program, our assessment on reading materials in the schools revealed that the schools are ill-equipped with learning materials. Our call for support this December is therefore to help these six non-formal schools acquire reading and learning materials enough for the 300 students who are the direct beneficiaries of the project. We do appreciate your commitment and continued support to this project.

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During the second term period, six volunteer teachers and seven mentors were engaged in the six partner schools with the aim of teaching and guiding students towards improved academic standards and constructive life. Teaching program took place every day from Monday to Friday for the 4 months period and the mentorship program placed volunteer mentors once a week to hold sessions on different topics every week. 

Because of your support, students from Ruaraka informal schools continue to receive quality education. All six schools that your funds have helped provide extra teachers reported that the volunteer teachers are working hard and easing the work load. A lot of the head teachers have said that the support given by Progressive Volunteers and driven by you has motivated the staff and students.

If you educate a generation, they will reward you with peace, health, and prosperity. An educated child is more likely to secure a job, stay healthy, and contribute to their community throughout their life. This project positively impacts on the education of over 300 needy students and helping them reach their potential.

Thank you for joining us in this noble cause!


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We appreciate your continued support for the project. Because of your support, students in Ruaraka informal schools received a better education. All the six schools that your funds have helped provide extra teachers reported that the volunteer teachers are working hard and easing the workload. This project positively impacts on the education of over 280 needy students and thus; my education, my future.  

During term 1 period, 4 volunteer teachers and 7 mentors were engaged in the six partner schools with the aim of teaching and guiding students towards improved academic standards and constructive life. Teaching program took place every day from Monday to Friday for the 4 months period and the mentorship program placed volunteer mentors once a week to hold sessions on different topics every week.

Currently, the schools are in the second term and we have engaged two more volunteer teachers in the program. We are happy the project is a success as more children are becoming more literate. This meets our goal of educating slum kids to finish school with a high level of literacy.

Lastly, our assessment on reading materials in the schools revealed that the schools are ill-equipped with learning materials. Our call for support is, therefore, to help these 6 non-formal schools acquire reading and learning materials enough for the 280 students who are the direct beneficiaries of the project. We do appreciate your commitment and continued support to this project.

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2015 was a good year for the Class 8 candidates who sat for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination.  All the partner schools obtained a mean grade of 250 and above out of the 500.Our team of volunteer teachers and mentors did a commendable job by providing additional support to the candidates who sat for the KCPE examinations. They provided teaching assistance and individually supported the children in most need through mentorship and remedial teachings. The top candidate in one of the eight partner schools scored 407 marks out of 500. This was an improved performance compared to 2014 examination in which the top candidate scored 402 marks.

One hundred and forty-two Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education candidates are waiting  for the release of examination results end of February 2016 and we are optimistic that they will all pass.


Progressive Volunteers, partner schools and volunteers involved in the project are happy the project is a success as more children finish school with a high level of literacy. 2015 saw an increased number of engaged volunteers in the program and partner schools.

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Progressive Volunteers

Location: Nairobi - Kenya
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Project Leader:
Jeremiah Mzee
Ithaca, NY United States
$10,090 raised of $12,500 goal
 
132 donations
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