History: Kibera is one of the oldest and biggest slum communities in the world, with a population of close to one million people. Most people living in Kibera have little or no access to basic necessities, such as electricity, clean water, garbage removal and sewage disposal. There are also over 50,000 AIDS orphans surviving in Kibera, often cared for by grandparents, over crowded orphanages, or completely unattended. For these and all children in Kibera, schooling is rare and when available, the physical condition of the classrooms is deplorable.
The project: Built a fully-furnished new classroom block.
Rahma has seven siblings and lives with her mother in the Kibera slums. Her mother is unable to find employment and her father works far away in the Rift Valley herding cattle, she sees him only occasionally. Rahma wants to be a university teacher when she grows up and help move her family out of their tiny house in the slums.
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We work directly with the communities to build the schools.