No one teaches us how to dream. We just do.
But dreams can only carry hundreds of slum children, not in school, so far. Educating children no matter where they are is one of the biggest steps we can take toward ending extreme poverty. Education is key to building a society that can overcome poverty in a sustainable manner. Investing in the next generation can bring about powerful social change and create opportunities for those in developing countries to realize their full potential and to become leaders of the generation to come.
In Kenya, education is unaffordable for families and there is a shortage of classrooms. More classrooms will alleviate overcrowding, cut class sizes and reduce the long travel distances. Children in rural areas sometimes walk two to three hours to attend school. We are rapidly taking our model of the primary school and placing them in locations where children living in the slums of Nairobi will be able to have access to excellent education just blocks from where they live.
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The South B school was started just after the demolition of Mitumba. We are excited to be in this location as many of the families that we served prior to the destruction relocated to this general area and many of the children that we have grown to know and love are still attending!