Kibera Slum is the largest in Africa: half of the population are children under 18. In 2017, no child should live without clean water, sanitation, medical care, and food. The opportunity for education (particularly for young girls and orphans) is rare in Kibera. Education is the strongest predictor of physical, mental, financial and interpersonal well-being. Our Global Giving Project Goal is to build a new permanent school: 1,000 children holistically educated. Together we can do this.
Kibera is Africa's largest urban slum with close to one million living in extreme poverty (under $2 per day). Many are refugees displaced from rural areas who are unable to afford housing, education costs, etc. Half the population is under the age of 18 years old. 50% of school going aged children are not learning to read and write. Girls are particularly vulnerable to early pregnancy, child labor, and even prostitution. Some eat one meal per day and most children never finish primary school.
Global One helps solve the extreme poverty and suffering cycle in Kibera. We solve the problem with most researched and linked variable: early and adolescent education. Through Schools, we provide chartered education with a holistic focus on well-being. A true opportunity to bridge their dreams to the future. Our curriculum and staff focus on body wellness, cognitive and emotional development within the context of sustainable energy and clean environment.
From an early age, if you can integrate a curriculum of complex math with emotional skills training, Solar power with social studies, meditation with sports, computer IT knowledge with film music, and art, problem-solving with peace and conflict you are bridging conventional divides. To create change in slum environments you need to break convention and support the emergence of new skills, new awareness, with new human capabilities. This is holistic or integrative education.