Education  Kenya Project #23489

Empowering 100 vulnerable children in Kiambiu slum

by Tumaini Fund For Economic Development International
Empowering 100 vulnerable children in Kiambiu slum
Empowering 100 vulnerable children in Kiambiu slum
Empowering 100 vulnerable children in Kiambiu slum
Empowering 100 vulnerable children in Kiambiu slum
Empowering 100 vulnerable children in Kiambiu slum
Empowering 100 vulnerable children in Kiambiu slum
Empowering 100 vulnerable children in Kiambiu slum
Empowering 100 vulnerable children in Kiambiu slum
Empowering 100 vulnerable children in Kiambiu slum
Empowering 100 vulnerable children in Kiambiu slum
Empowering 100 vulnerable children in Kiambiu slum
Empowering 100 vulnerable children in Kiambiu slum
Empowering 100 vulnerable children in Kiambiu slum
Empowering 100 vulnerable children in Kiambiu slum
Empowering 100 vulnerable children in Kiambiu slum
Empowering 100 vulnerable children in Kiambiu slum
Empowering 100 vulnerable children in Kiambiu slum
Empowering 100 vulnerable children in Kiambiu slum
Empowering 100 vulnerable children in Kiambiu slum
Empowering 100 vulnerable children in Kiambiu slum
Apupil in the classroom
Apupil in the classroom

Summary.

We aim on providing and improving the livelihood of the kids by provision of quality education  which help the kids realize the need for education the impact education plays in the future. Through regular awareness to parents in Kiambiu , we have managed to support and subsidies the rates of Kiambiu academy to be affordable to all.

Challenge.

Despite the progress we have had challenges like inadequate staff, classroom and  desks for the kids. 

These has resulted to children  crowding and sharing classes and resources like books and desks. This has been a challenge for the few teachers who are unable to focus their attention to their pupils. Its our hope that in the year 2020 we will have established measures to help us mitigate the risks.

Solution.

We aree looking forward to provision of learning materials,  books ,daily meals, more staff and regular trainings on sanitations, medication and basics needs.

We also look forward to helping the kids unleash their potential by also engaging in co-curricular activities and identification of talents and personal skills.

Long term Impact.

We believe that this will not only impact the kids at the moment but it will also help them develop more skills and learn to be more indepent in the  future.These will give the kids an independency ego to excel beyond their limits and confidence to approach all situations.

TFEDI CEO David Kimama with one of the teachers.
TFEDI CEO David Kimama with one of the teachers.
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TFEDI team with the kids
TFEDI team with the kids

Schools were closing in  august and we needed to set a date before the closure and after the end of term exams.We had planned to have a surprise visit to Kiambiu School on this partcular day so that we could experience how a normal day for the kid looks like.

The day came and we left Kiambiu everyone set to for his/her role in te school as earlier planned.We found the kids in the assembly ground and the teacher introduced our team to the kids.They were so excited and happy on seeing our team.We later on joined the kids to their classes where their teachers gave us an opportunity to interact with them.We taught the kids new kids songs,we played kids game like hide and seek and engaged in modelling activities and arts.Over lunch hour we served the kids rice and peas stew that we had prepared for them.We all had our lunch together and the kids were so excited about the food and the other outdoor activities that we had engaged on.

At four pm we had another gathering with the kids as they were living for home.We later on joined a staff meeting where the teachers expressed their gratitude towards our visit.They were also able to share some concerns with us about the kids.Some of the concerns included:

Poor feeding programme where the parents cannot be able to raise an additional cash in the school fees paid to start a common feeding programme for all the kids in the school.These results to all kids having to bring food from home and some famillies cannot spare enough food for the kids to carry,therefore resulting to sharing of the small amount carried by the fortunate ones.

Inadequate resources in the school which has resulted to kids of different ages and grades sharing classes and teachers.These creates a lot of disruption among the students where they cannot concentrate and the teacher cannot excercise maximum concentration in few kids.The school has also inadequate learning resources ie. textbooks,chalks and boards.

We are looking forward to secure adequate financilal support to help the kids improve their learning.We want to put a smile on the kids as they go to school,and make them view learning as a fun activity.

To our donors,your supports are always appreciated and they help us make a step forward

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kids having fun

ENVIRONMENT OF THE PROJECT

Glory Education Center is a school in the Kiambiu slums of Nairobi. Today the school receives 98 pupils from 3 to 10 years old children coming from the surrounding slums. Our primary objective is to provide them with good quality and free education, as it is the first step to going out from rough poverty they are struggling with.

This school is entirely funded by the parents of the pupils and the support from our NGO Tumaini through the generous donors from GlobalGiving. The fundraising pays the three teachers and all the resources (books, uniforms, pen, tables, board and so forth) we managed to get in past two years.

Thank you to all the donors/churches/partners that have been making the children of Glory Education Centre to forget about the stress, hardship in life and to bring them a smile which wasn't there for a long period of time.

FOCUS ON THE 3 PAST MONTHS

FOOD PROGRAM

Our visit to the school we prepared a healthy break time snack for the pupils and shared the meal together. Each child had a cup of tea and chapatis. They loved it so much and we shall continue supporting them with the food program. Our main goal is to see that the children receive their daily meal day in day out without any problem hence minimizing absenteeism.  

CHALLENGE AND UPCOMING EVENTS


Since the relocation to the new school most of the pupils skip classes this is because their parents lack school fees and some find that the distance from their homes to the new school is a bit big, hence we are looking for methods to curb this challenge so that they can be able to study once again.

HEALTH TO A CHILD

Even though we keep the food program on, the children health is always the first priority because no child can come to school if he/she is sick therefore we try to keep the health of children by buying medicines in case of emergencies. Keeping measures to prevent a child from missing school due to sickness start with us is always the best. Therefore, together we can make the children healthy in the school.

break time
break time

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ENVIRONMENT OF THE PROJECT

Glory Education Centre is a tiny school in the slums of Nairobi. Today the school receives 98 pupils from 3 to 10 years old children coming from the surrounding slums. Our primary objective is to provide them with good quality and free education, as it is the first step to going out from rough poverty they are struggling with.

This school is entirely funded by the parents of the pupils and the support from our NGO Tumaini through the generous donors from GlobalGiving. The fundraising pays the three teachers and all the resources (books, uniforms, pen, tables, board and so forth) we managed to get in past two years.

 OPENING DAY

The children were able to resume to school after a long holiday and got excited to study in their new school. They are now in a good environment and they are hoping for the best in their studies and their future lives.


  FOOD PROGRAM

Our visit this year to the school we prepared a healthy lunch for the pupils and shared the meal together. Each child had a plate of rice, beans and cabbages. They loved it so much and we shall continue supporting them with the food program.

 


 CHALLENGE AND UPCOMING EVENTS


Since the relocation of the new school most of the pupils skip classes this is because their parents lack school fess and by this the children are few in the classes. We are looking forward to know how we shall resolve that so that they can be able to study once again.

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Thank You our Donors for making us reach this far, 2018 was a good year indeed like a friend in need is a friend indeed you have made the children of Kiambiu in Kenya smile when they were not able to.

In 2018 you made us  continue with;-

  •  Food programme


We are able to purchase food and it has became our main program in the school. 

As we speak we are feeding over 100 children in the school thanks for your support through donation and we expect more children who need our support in the year 2019 to be part of Kiambiu Academy.

  • Health program


We have continued with the  health program and it hasn’t stop thanks to you for the support. Therefore we usually bring someone who can come and check on the health of the children, this is happening because of the donation we managed to receive from you.

Polio vaccine has never been skipped.

  • Relocation of the new school

The main challenge that the Kiambiu school face was that they had to relocate to a new school since the demolition was on going.Through this the project leader had to look for a school which they could fully settle and managed to get one.By this they wont have any destruction and they will manage to study in a good Environment.
All this happened because of every support and donation we received from day one  to the last month of the year.

All the children in Kiambiu sent me a message and it said, “Thank you donors and those who helped in any activity. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Be Blessed to all”.

Therefore on behalf of every volunteer who keeps the project of Empowering the Vulnerable in Kiambiu Academy we want to say THANK YOU for the donation we received since the beginning and we expect 2019to be a prosperous to you and your family/friends.

 

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Organization Information

Tumaini Fund For Economic Development International

Location: Nairobi, Kenya - Kenya
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Project Leader:
David Kimama
Project Leader
Nairobi, Kenya

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