Education in Kenya
Currently Kiwimbi operates in Kenya’s Busia County where, in 2019, children had the worst performance on key national examinations of anywhere in Kenya. These results quite simply mean that the majority of the kids in these rural communities (in some villages, more than 95%) cannot advance to secondary (high) school.
In contrast, where Kiwimbi has been able to focus our efforts, the passing rate has been 40%, well above the national average. Our academic programs are complemented by our Library and Community Learning Center, which is patronized by hundreds of children and adults daily and lends books to 72 schools. This means that more than 46,000 students have access to books that would otherwise be unavailable. Even for children who cannot participate in our more focused programs, this is a huge benefit- making literacy achievable in remote villages.
Recognizing that kids need a future even if they do not progress academically, Kiwimbi also provides vocational training in tailoring, carpentry, sustainable farming and the arts.
Your support enables children to build a better future for themselves, their families and wider communities. And in this rapidly changing world, there is no better time to invest in children’s futures than now.