The education of our students is secured by paying for their tuition fees, school uniforms, shoes and books. Additionally, our local mentorship program supports the kids regularly and individually and introduces them to topics of their everyday life in a playful way.
Since 2003, primary school in Kenya is free. However, school uniforms, shoes, textbooks and lunch costs must be covered by the students themselves, which many families cannot afford. Another problem is the lack of public schools in slums, as these regions are not recognized as official districts. Even if families could pay school fees, there are just not enough schools for their kids to go to.
Our mentorship program ensures that our students get supported outside school throughout the year. Our Kenyan team meets once a week with our 20 students and 30 other children at St. Johns School in Korogocho. During this time various topics from the kids’ everyday life are discussed, individual career aspirations are dealt with and visions for their future are strengthened. With the mentorship program, we are able to recognize problems quickly and react to them as soon as possible.