We request for donations towards building three classrooms in Kamae slums of Kenya. These classrooms are urgently required before the start of next school term in September 2012. It costs about $10,000 to put up and furnish a decent classroom.
In Kenyan slums the majority of the population are school going children who are either struggling through school life or are already drop-outs. Even though the government in 2003 introduced free primary education and subsidized secondary education, it has not been able to adequately cater for all children, especially those from the slums.
It is against such a background that we started a community based school (Dstar High School) in Kamae slums of Kenya. The school project was launched in January 2012 after a literacy survey that showed Kamae slums having the highest number of illiterate girls and boys aged between 13 and 25 years. The main reason for such high rate of illiteracy is poverty and inaccessibility to affordable high schools.
Dstar High School’s aim is “To provide free, quality and accessible formal training to girls and boys from poor families in Kenya”. The mission of the school is to ensure that all bright and needy children from Kamae slums and its environs get financial, material, moral and spiritual support needed for them to attend formal schooling.
The response from the community towards the school project is overwhelming and far beyond our initial projection. The school has already admitted 20 students with 38 others put on the waiting list. This is because our two roomed school premises can only accommodate a maximum 20 students. We have already identified a contractor and ready to lay the foundation for three more classrooms as soon as we get funds.
Given that Dstar High School is not just a school but a FRESH HOPE for these children, we believe that your support will go along way in establishing a bright future for that needy child.
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