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 Education  Kenya Project #36260

Help Build a Free Primary School in Nairobi Slums

by Compassion Community Based Organisation
Help Build a Free Primary School in Nairobi Slums
Help Build a Free Primary School in Nairobi Slums
Help Build a Free Primary School in Nairobi Slums
Help Build a Free Primary School in Nairobi Slums
Help Build a Free Primary School in Nairobi Slums
Help Build a Free Primary School in Nairobi Slums
Help Build a Free Primary School in Nairobi Slums
Help Build a Free Primary School in Nairobi Slums
Help Build a Free Primary School in Nairobi Slums
Help Build a Free Primary School in Nairobi Slums
Help Build a Free Primary School in Nairobi Slums
Help Build a Free Primary School in Nairobi Slums
Help Build a Free Primary School in Nairobi Slums
Help Build a Free Primary School in Nairobi Slums
Help Build a Free Primary School in Nairobi Slums
Help Build a Free Primary School in Nairobi Slums
Help Build a Free Primary School in Nairobi Slums
Help Build a Free Primary School in Nairobi Slums
Help Build a Free Primary School in Nairobi Slums

Summary

We are building a high standard modern Container primary school suitable for an informal settlement (slum) in Githogoro, Nairobi, Kenya - to provide high quality education for needy families living below $365 per year. Our aim is to give free access to education for children who otherwise have no education, so they can break out of the vicious cycle of extreme poverty. Since 2005 we have given access to education for over 1,000 children from the slum and we want to increase the number to 3,000.

$96,982
total goal
$87,131
remaining
14
donors
0
monthly donors
12
months

Challenge

It is very expensive and completely impossible for children from families living in informal settlements in slums and earning less than $365 per year to access education in private or public schools because of huge admission fees that range from $50 to $200 and other requirements like buying uniforms. In informal settlements many children are marginalized when it comes to access to education because the spaces are small to construct permanent schools and, if any, they are far away and congested.

Solution

Our new school will provide free entry for children from needy families without admission fees or school uniform which are a big hinderance to many children in accessing education for the first time. In the slums, the spaces are small and 'Containers' provide the most suitable permanent schools. Our school is within the community and children can easily walk there without using any means of transport. Our project will mean we can enable a further 2,000 children to access education.

Long-Term Impact

Access to education means that children from disadvantaged families will gain literary and numeracy skills. This will help to break through the vicious cycle of poverty and will impact positively in the community by improving health and reducing child marriages and early pregnancies, in particular empowering the girls. Since our existing school opened in 2005 in the slum, over 1,000 children have accessed education and some are now in colleges and university.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.compassion-cbo.org
Compassion Community Based Organisation -Website
Our latest school Blog

Organization Information

Compassion Community Based Organisation

Location: NAIROBI - Kenya
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @compassioncbo
Project Leader:
Evanson Njeru
NAIROBI, Kenya
$9,851 raised of $96,982 goal
 
58 donations
$87,131 to go
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