Ushirika School

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, overcrowded orphanages, or left alone to fend for themselves. For these and all children in Kibera, schooling is rare and when available, the physical condition of the classrooms is highly inadequate.

 

One of our key focus areas is providing secondary school scholarships for girls living in the slums. With a One Girl Can scholarship they become full time boarders and can escape the violence and poverty of the slum. The first school we built in the Kibera slums in 2009 for $50,000 now needs to be rebuilt again. We need better, long-lasting construction that's able to accommodate the doubling of population at the school, and the addition of secondary school classes. OGC has agreed to a $150,000 rebuild to start later in 2020

 

Building Project Underway:

Classroom

Furniture

Library

Ushirika Students

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