Education  Kenya Project #26875

Success in Kenya Schools with The Virtues Project

by Virtues Project International Association
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Success in Kenya Schools with The Virtues Project
Success in Kenya Schools with The Virtues Project
Success in Kenya Schools with The Virtues Project
Success in Kenya Schools with The Virtues Project
Success in Kenya Schools with The Virtues Project
Success in Kenya Schools with The Virtues Project
Success in Kenya Schools with The Virtues Project
Success in Kenya Schools with The Virtues Project
Success in Kenya Schools with The Virtues Project

Summary

Mwiyenga Primary School has gone from one of the lowest-scoring schools in their county to one of the highest-performing schools in their district through infusing the Five Strategies of The Virtues Project. Our goal is to bring this success to all the schools in Kenya by modeling what has happened at Mwiyenga.

$20,000
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$13,954
remaining
36
donors
3
monthly donors
6
years

Challenge

According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics 2022 Economic Survey, a staggering 14 million students were enrolled in primary and secondary schools in Kenya. And yet, Kenya's educational system is plagued by inadequate educational facilities, insufficient teacher training, widespread poverty, and a lack of basic human needs such as food and water. As a result, harsh disciplinary tactics and corporal punishment have taken hold in schools, along with high absenteeism and behavioral issues.

Solution

The Virtues Project is providing teachers with tools to replace corporal punishment with an emphasis on restorative justice, compassion, and kindness. By employing the Five Strategies of the Virtues Project, teachers are transforming classrooms into safe spaces where students learn to support one another and develop virtues such as respect and cooperation. In these schools, attendance rates are increasing, behavioral issues are decreasing, and test scores are going up.

Long-Term Impact

The powerful effects of the Five Strategies of the Virtues Project are reverberating from classrooms to school administrators, from students to parents, from households to whole communities. By nurturing virtues such as compassion, cooperation, and respect within each student, teachers are creating profound, life-changing transformations which will have long-term implications as these students become future leaders in their communities and beyond.

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Organization Information

Virtues Project International Association

Location: Calgary, AB - Canada
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Twitter: @VirtuesProject
Project Leader:
Caroline Ngure
Calgary , AB Canada
$6,046 raised of $20,000 goal
 
259 donations
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