Education is key to escape a lifetime of poverty in our communities.
We believe that under no circumstance should a child be subjected to an undesirable school environment. In the communities we are serving, children struggle to choose between enjoying their right to education and staying safe. They are forced to study in deplorable conditions and squeeze in tiny and often temporary structured classrooms, unable to withstand harsh weather and rain, while sharing scarcely available resources with classmates.
When GEM Wellington School from the United Arab Emirates visited Kenya, one of the schools was at the verge of closure affecting a majority of the children who solely depend on our free education and meals.
The GEM Wellington, under supervison of Jonathan, provided clothes, food, and constructed two classrooms and were rewarded with tears and huge smiles from the more than grateful grateful children. Their work gives our unprivileged children hope.
Hope makes things possible and hope keeps the children moving forward.
Thank you Merra, Furrah, John, Laura – GEM Wellington School Family – UAE.
THIS IS WHAT THE SCHOOL LOOKED LIKE BEFORE
Here is how it looks now. The 3 new classes in building progress and awaiting final finishing , floor, painting and furnishing with new desks to aid in social distance and a comfortable learning environment for our children.
THE SCHOOL being builT
Three new classes, floor, painting and furnishing with new desks for a comfortable learning environment for our children.
Our 5-year vision includes training the students in marginalized areas and urban slums, especially girls, to gain education and skills through the Competency Based Curriculum.
We aim for schools to acquire international status, whereby students are able to travel internationally – either in academia or in sports.
We also expect to enroll over 5000 students from the community to reduce the illiteracy rate, to provide a positive impact on children’s lives, and strive to empower them to become role models in their communities.
We need you. Our children need us.