The Kibera education programme consists of financial and resource support to the children of Kibera.
Due to lack of government funding or a compentent infrastructure within these impoverished communities, an education that many take as compulsory in their own country is a ( neccesssary ) luxury in Kibera. A childs fees, covering tuition, school fees, insurance, a food supplement and various other expenses costs £300 a year. In secondary education this is slightly more and more again if the child goes to boarding school. Although this is less than $1 a day it is still unrealistic to expect the families to pay this and the Kibera community rely on donations to put their children through school. Frustratingly for some their sponsorship may discontinue after a number of years and they have to leave school until they can pay the fees years later, leaving some classes with age differences of upto five / six years! This is a tragic state and for many a vicious circle of miseducation and poverty. However the education programme here has recieved support from friends, schools and local institutions in recent years and it is through this kindness that we have managed to make such a difference to the childrens primary and secondary education in Kibera.
THE CHILDREN SPEAK ENGLISH DAILY IN LESSONS
THIS IS YEAR THREE. THEY ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF EXAMS AND STILL HAVE A SMILE ON THEIR FACES!
LESSONS ARENT ALWAYS IN THE CLASSROOM. HERE WE SEE PUPILS BEING TAUGHT GEOGRAPHY IN THE ROTARY COMMUNIITY CENTRE.
Anisa and Poly, two fantastic supporters of this iniative have really kept us going. Raila and Fionas support has also must be recognised as allowing the children to have hope of a good education. It is through their support that eight school children have had the sponsorship needed to complete a years secondary education and settle and enjoy their lessons without many problems. The Banda and Peponi school P.T.A they have also stood alongide us for the last few years in times of need supplying neccessary stationary and exam materials for candidates toward the final exams in October and November. Thanks to you all!
Saturday and Sundays are very unique days in Kibera Mpira Mtaani (KIMTA), these are days the children get to discover there talents in various field and strengthen them. Due to the changes that occurred in our education system various subjects like art and music are no longer in primary syllabus, this has really made the education program to be academic oriented thus living out talents such as art, music etc. Thanks to Kibera Mpira Mtaani (KIMTA) and friends because we are able to discover their talents and empower them, this year we’ve been able to conduct weekend classes in art, poetry and film making. We’ve had a group of young children and youth who have managed to get skills in the fields from fellow Kenyans who are experts and professionals in this industry.
Wamaathai and story moja thanks for the poetry classes, Lisenye are groups for the art classes you brought flavor into work and fun. Kibera Film School, it is amazing the young Kibera children know how to operate a camera and as soon going to report on behalf of the Kibera Community and write stories and articles. Not forgetting our volunteer teachers for every evening classes Monday – Friday a team of 14 young people who decided to use there free time to tuition the children and make a difference, for sure the difference can be seen the children enjoyed being with you all.