Students in Nursery School
The first term of 2013 is off to a good start for Kibera Mpira Mtaani. In our last report, we mentioned that students were awaiting their results from their primary school exams. We are happy to report that the students performed very well with the vast majority passing and many receiving high grades.
One young student, James, scored 392 (out of 500) and was the top performer in Kibera Mpira Mtaani's programme. James was rewarded with a scholarship from a joint programme run by Kenya's Equity Bank in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation. This will allow him to complete his secondary education without the stress of finding school fees.
Through Vision Africa's fundraising, another 5 students will be able to complete their first year of secondary education as funds are sought for their following three years.
The excellent performance of the students at Kibera Mpira Mtaani (KiMMta) is partly due to the team of volunteer teachers who help them with their studies. These volunteers, along with the teachers from KiMMta's nursery school recently underwent two days of training from a team of teachers from the UK. The 7 teachers from Glasgow had fundraised for resources for our education projects and came over to demonstrate them and to do training sessions on child development, learning styles and various other topics. The KiMMta teachers were very enthusiastic and keen to learn new ways of teaching their students, mentoring and giving them the best possible chance of scoring well in their exams.
We look forward to seeing how this impacts on the results for 2013!
Thank you to all those who have supported this project through Global Giving. Your contributions help ensure this project can reach out to over 400 children and youths on a daily basis. In 2013, we hope to see a football tournament taking place which will benefit a large number of youths from the wider community of Kibera.
Teachers in Training