Kibera is Africa's largest slum. Despite being just 3km squared, Kibera is home to over one million people living in acute poverty. With 70% unemployment, many families are unable to care for their children adequately. 1 in 3 children are forced to work to support their family and many children drop out of school as a result of hunger or in order to work, failing to receive a basic education. Turning Point work to ensure that every child, regardless of their background, has access to education.
Turning Point provide specialist educational classes preparing children to enter local partner schools. In addition to these classes, we provide the children with counseling, regular meals, access to healthcare and support to finish primary school.
After 12 months, the children will join local partner primary schools and receive a basic education. The reduction in the number of street children will help to reduce associated social problems such as crime, substance misuse and prostitution.