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The Ingrid School educates More than 190 underprivileged children and orphans in Nairobi, Kenya. The Ingrid School is an oasis in the middle of the Matopeni/Quarry slum area, where poverty, hunger, illness and deprivation ravage. The school was founded and registered as C.B.O (community based organization) In 2005 by local teachers Mr. Douglas Monene and his wife Grace Moraa who saw the need to bring the local children education and provide care and support for needy/OVC’S Matopeni/Kayole youngest children who accompanied their parents and guardians to work in the Quarry farm nearby and to improve their futures in a very harsh environment. The school runs a kindergarten, grade 1 to 8.
With your smallest donation to any of our needs you will be helping in a big way to realize our vision, and thus helping further the lives and future for these children.
Join us in bringing positive developments in our school, Your decision today in taking part in this noble work will go a long way in making a big difference in the lives of these children, who otherwise would be languishing on dangerous streets and the quarry farm digging and crushing stones. They and they alone hold the key for a better world tomorrow. Let us help them today and be sure of a better world tomorrow. It started with 27 pupils in Pre-school and the founders were the only teachers at the time it opened its doors. The school has been growing annually to the next class and an additional of another teacher. When the school opened its doors the founders realized that there was need for feeding program and immediately initiated one which bore fruits and this helped the rescued children retained in school.
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It was in 2005, the Ingrid education centre School was established to provide care and support for Matopeni youngest children. Today, the school provides nursery and primary education to more than 230 children between the ages of 3 and 11. This early education prepares children for entrance into primary school; an opportunity which is out of reach for most in Matopeni. The school also provides children with school uniforms, stationery and two daily meals during the day (breakfast and lunch) five days a week.
The school is staffed by a total of 15 volunteer staff that is given a token each month: a head teacher; 12 teachers; a cook, cleaner; and one security guard. Volunteers are also utilized on an ad-hoc basis. Students are divided into 11 classes based on age and receive instruction in English, Mathematics, Science/Environment, Outdoor Activities, Religious Studies, and Swahili (for the oldest age group). The school effectively runs for nine months during the year, broken down into three terms. Each term is separated by month-long breaks in April, August, and December.
Each year, the school invites applications from Kayole/Matopeni village for the youngest class. The selection process involves face-to-face interviews between the CBO’s Director and the children’s parents. Students are admitted based on the income of the family, the parents’ health status, number of siblings in the family who are going to school and whether any children in the family are sponsored. In some cases, the Director also make visits the children’s family in the slum and at the quarry farm to confirm the true circumstances of the family.
The teachers and students are proud of their accomplishments and committed to expanding their opportunities for a brighter future of these children.