Time for School
This unit enables all 51 children of Otacho Christian Children's Home to attend school, from pre-schoolers through to children completing Secondary School having studied for their KCSE.
Whilst primary education is free in Kenya, every child needs to have a uniform and shoes plus books and stationery. It costs approximately £6.00 per month per child to cover these costs.
Graduating from primary to secondary school is always a milestone for any child. In Kenya the government is encouraging school attendance until a child completes his KCSE at aged 17 or 18. To assist the uptake the government contributes to the cost of school fees. In addition to funding the remaining fees, parents must provide a uniform, sports kits, all stationary and textbook items, plus additional resources to comply with the new competency based curriculum, which is being transitioned and any field trips.
The children receive opportunity to....
- Develop Potential - Every child should be encouraged to have big dreams. We have probably already assisted potential future airline pilots, accountants and nurses.
- Develop Teamwork - Working alongside others encourages a sense of belonging and being able to depend on others as well as being dependable.
- Develop Confidence - A "can do" attitude is an important attribute for any child growing up in Africa. Education will help to reinforce a sense of confidence at each stage of achievement.
- Develop Social Skills - Kenyans have a very strong sense of community, but going to school helps a child to develop skills outside of his normal environment.
- Education is the key to giving each of these children the tools he needs to lift himself out of the poverty into which he was born.
If you would like to be a part of allowing a child this amazing opportunity please donate to this project
- Primary School £4.00 per child per month
- Secondary School – Day pupil £47 per child per month
- Providing Choices
- Sense of achievement