Kenya is one of the countries on the African continent that hosts the highest number of refugees, almost 500,000. Of these, 260,000 are children. And even among the Kenyan population, over 6 million minors live in poverty. In a country plagued by inequality, the main need is equal opportunity.
We are here to transform broken dreams into a just future.This is why we are opening the first international school for forgotten children in Africa. We have strong partners by our side and we have thoroughly studied the territory, the context, and its needs.
We moved then onto the operational phase and we are now working hard to inaugurate the school. All this was possible thanks to the support of our donors who decided to build this school together with us. The 50.000€ goal has been reached: if you can, donate now with a monthly donation to help us open the school offering to our students the best resources and the highest quality in education.
The school is located on the edge of the Mathare slum. At this location, we will be able to welcome boys and girls from 10 different nationalities as well as disadvantaged Kenyan students. The building has to be completely renovated. It is a 1,200 square-meters space, with 24 rooms, bright balconies and a very large garden surrounding it.
We will renovate the ground floor and the first floor as well as the whole green area. We will remodel the spaces to create common areas, the library, and classrooms for specific courses: IT, science, arts. We are overseeing the selection of every material to create an “educating space”, which is central to our educational method.
We are renovating the building with the support of a local construction company.We are transforming this building into our international school a space that promotes a love of learning following our educational methods.
We are now focusing on:
LAST UPDATE: 08/10/2020
Entering the common hall you will find a decorated wall.
On the wall, you could find your name or the name of someone you love! We will dedicate "a brick" to every donor that supported us with €100 or more. When you donate, please mention if you would like to dedicate your brick to someone else in your message.
It will be an art design and painted together with our students.
From all of us at Still I Rise, thank you!
You can also donate by bank transfer:
Account name: ASSOCIAZIONE STILL I RISE A.P.S.
BIC/SWIFT CCRTIT2T84A / BANCA POPOLARE ETICA
If you donate by bank transfer please write us an email: we would like to keep in touch with you and update you on our programs.
After you donate, we’ll send you an email with the Whatsapp number of Michele Senici, Still I Rise's Education Director who is currently in Nairobi.
You’ll receive regular updates on the process of the renovation as well as the first days of operations of our School in Kenya.
Thanks to your support we are doing something that has never been attempted before. We’re rewriting the future by educating the most destitute children on earth. We believe that offering equal opportunities to these forgotten children means building a better world. Together, we are on the right path.