Shining Hope for Communities founded The Kibera School for Girls (KSG) in 2009, the slum’s first free primary school for girls. Currently, KSG serves 142 students in pre-K through 4th grade and will expand to follow students through 8th grade.
To make the highest impact investment possible, the brightest and the most at-risk girls are strategically identified —targeting the next generation of leaders. Through small classes, exceptional Kenyan female teachers who serve as positive role models, and world-class curriculum, the school provides a superior education. KSG also provides two daily meals, uniforms, healthcare, and school supplies free of charge. After-school programs, parent programs, and psychosocial support are available.
In January 2012, KSG opened a new school building that includes 22 classrooms, an auditorium, art rooms, and a computer lab. The expanded capacity allows us to double the number of new students they accept every year. Recent assessments already point to unparalleled academic success: 82% of students perform at or above U.S. grade-level standards and our 4th grade class claimed first place in the district on the standardized 4th grade exam.
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