In Kenya, high school is not free and 50% of primary graduates do not join high school due to financial barrier. Until all children have access to a quality education, we will continue to provide a 4-year scholarships to bright but needy students who cannot afford to join high school. The scholarships are awarded yearly to assist 2 students from Kisumu and Migori Counties. The applicant must have completed the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) in the preceding year and attained 380 marks and above. The scholarship cater for tuition fees and other associated costs such as books, uniforms and pocket money for the 4 year education. Identified as part of the programme, we host quarterly and annual mentoring sessions to inspire students to work hard and maximise their learning outcomes. We are optimistic to ensure that we help the poor, most of all girls by giving them an opportunity to obtain ab education and resultant benefits better education outcome, improved chances of success in life, increased gender equality and greater social integration.
Millions of children living in poverty miss out on the chance of education simply because they can’t pay for the essential supplies that go hand-in-hand with learning. That is why our programme inspires hope in children by providing them with the valuable school supplies they so desperately need. We buy or collect donations of uniforms, textbooks, notebooks, pens, sets, backpacks and distribute to students who wouldn’t be able to attend class without them.
We train teachers, volunteers, provide resources and support literacy programmes in underprivileged public schools, creating classes where children learn and thrive. Our Classes give students who are struggling with reading support they need to improve their reading skills, reading ability and confidence. Children we help might have fallen behind with reading lack confidence or struggle with their fluency, comprehension or vocabulary.
The project helps our teachers to create an inclusive and supportive environment that will help nurture students’ sense of belonging, fostering a caring classroom community for student engagement and learning. It sets the stage for students to take part in the WE Schools service-learning classes to give them the space and opportunity to explore issues, develop plans for solving those issues and take action. It is a comprehensive collection of curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular programmes that are implemented at Magadi Primary School.