published 19 Sep 2014
in Education category with
Koyola is a slum in southern Nairobi. The Spring Valley School was set up to educate, feed and clothe the 300 children living in the slum. Two meals a day are provided to ensure every child is getting the proper nutrients they need and to encourage attendance in school. The children are receiving sound education at Spring Valley: 6 girls did their leaving certification exams and placed in the top 5% for the entire region. This secures a place for them in one of the best girls schools in Nairobi!
Sufficient funding for the cost of food is a major concern, so we have partnered with Spring Valley School to alleviate some of that pressure. We aim to promote and raise funds so more children can be fed, clothed and educated.
A dormitory was built for girls who have been rescued from physical and sexual abuse from the neighbouring Koyola slum. 71 girls aged 4-14 are currently housed there. Land has been purchased beside school property to build a similar dormitory for boys. This project is managed by Margaret, a social worker, who works closely with local authorities to safeguard the welfare of these children.