Secondary schooling in Kenya is far from free. The government subsidy is typically a quarter to a third of the true fees, and the difference amounts to about 6 months wages for a casual labourer. Even good jobs are not secure, and aids and other tragedies make orphans of many teenagers. Many earn places in good schools which they cannot take up, and those in school who fall behind with payments are simply sent home.
As well as taking our own primary school graduates on to secodary, our goal is to help motivated teenagers from the slums go back to school, and prevent those in school from dropping out.
One of Kenya's top boys' schools, Dagoretti sends its graduates to universities to become doctors and engineers.
An excellent government school in the countryside 2 hours north east of Nairobi.
The sister school to Masinga Boys.
...is on the edge of the city in a peaceful village between coffee and banana plantations.
We have helped develop this private school with 2 computer labs and the provision of water from our bore hole project.
In a lovely setting on the outskirts of the city.
Another good school in the country.
One of the most prestigious schools in Kenya, with impressive facilities, including a library, computers and a swimming pool. That takes some getting used to when you come from the slum.
Surrounded by pineapple fields, near the town of Thika, an hour from Nairobi.