SEED Junior Academy is a primary school located in Kibera slum, Nairobi, the largest slum in eastern Africa. SJA provides an education and lunch to around 60 children who would otherwise not be in school due to a lack of public education in the slum. The school also employs three teachers and one cook who live in Nairobi. SJA aims to empower its students to make changes in Kibera, and gain the skills to fulfill their potential.
Kibera is not recognized as legitimate land by the government, so there are very few public schools and most children do not attend school. SEED Junior Academy provides and education and meals for over 60 children who would otherwise not be in school, and thus be missing opportunities for their future. The school offers its students nutrition, education, and something to fulfill their lives.
The schools aims to provide its students with the necessary skills to realize their full potential, despite their difficult living circumstances. It offers hope, builds community, feeds undernourished children, and employs individuals from the slum. It recognizes the value of people whom the government has neglected, and ignites human and economic development from the ground up by investing in education.
Investments in education have been proven to improve economic and human development factors. For example, improved education lowers birth rates, increases gender equality, and creates a more skilled workforce to stimulate economic growth. This school will impact the Kibera community by providing meaningful opportunities for its children and teachers, who would otherwise spend their days without direction or inspiration. It stimulates development by empowering those in need.