In Mathare Valley, an informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya, more than 18,000 students attend 75 community-based schools. However, these schools do not receive government funding or support. Most teachers are untrained, classrooms lack basic supplies, and education quality is low. Just 20 of the schools offer Standard 8 – due to lack of trained teachers and strong leadership.
What does this mean?
If you were a child in Mathare Valley, you would have a 4 in 10 chance of completing primary school and transitioning to secondary school. And if you graduate secondary school, only 1 in 5 of your peers who began Form 1 with you will complete secondary schooling.
Without champion teachers, visionary principals, and engaged community leaders, this trend will continue leaving thousands of children with bright futures behind.
How We Can Transform A Community Through Education
Dignitas is a leading education development organization.
We use an innovative training and coaching approach to empower schools and educators in marginalized communities to transform students’ opportunities.
We currently work with community schools in five informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya. By supporting Dignitas, you help us provide the necessary leadership training, personalized coaching, professional development and infrastructure support to transform these schools from the inside out.
Join us in this effort to ensure these children get the excellent education they deserve!