The end of last year was a busy time for Kibera Mpira Mtaani (KiMMta). This is the time of year when students at the end of their primary school education sit their final exams. The KCPE (Kenya Certificate of Primary Education) results determine if students will be offered a place in secondary school and what level of school (National, Provisional, District) they are invited to join.
In 2012, KiMMta had sixty candidates for KCPE. This is where the after-school tuition plays a vital role as students are supported in their studies and have access to the all-important text books that can help them. With the extra tuition, students have a better chance of performing well and getting offered places at secondary schools than those who rely on the informal education offered in non-government schools.
Last year, KiMMta had around 200 students in schools throughout the country with about 150 of these being at boarding schools. 25 of their students sat their final secondary school exams (KCSE) last year and are awaiting their results along with the 60 KCPE students.
The ECD (Early Childhood Development) centre set up in the last term of 2012 is doing well. Sixty students are enrolled and have returned after their Christmas break. In 2013, the committee in charge of this project is looking to set up one or two income generating activities to make the programme sustainable in the future.
Thanks to all our friends at GlobalGiving who have supported KiMMta in their education programme. We look forward to 2013 being another great year.