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Girls Empowered in Kibera Slum

Hilary Duffy | Kenya

The Kibera School for Girls (KSG), the first tuition-free school and only school for girls in Nairobi's Kibera slum.

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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