Soweto slum is home to a low income community, who mainly offer casual labour due to lack of formal education. They trek to the distant industrial area of Nairobi City in search of employment as unskilled labour which is low
paying. Many a times, they cannot find work which can adequately cater for their families. As a result of this, education for their children is not a priority.
Presbyterian Education Centre offers a rare opportunity for these children to get away from home and street life. The parents release their children to school knowing that they will be under responsible care.
These children also receive meals for the day under the school feeding programme.
The School charges an average low fee of fourty five(45) Kenya shillings per child per day to ensure commitment. However, most parents still fail to pay. Despite this the Church resolved to keep the children in school which is safer than letting them loiter in crime infested alleys of the slum.
The PCEA Nairobi East Presbytery has committed to cater for the recurrent expenditure that keeps the Centre open. However, that is a far cry from sustainability and development hence, the need expressed in this proposal,
hoping to reach people of goodwill everywhere to help change the cause of these children and their future.
The Church pledges total accountability in line with the Christian principals of
responsible stewardship. We seek your support to improve this facility to a level fitting the noble mission of our goal.
“Educating Children To
Build A Community”
The school is run by a board of directors appointed by the Nairobi East Presbytery. A third(⅓) of the Board members are drawn from education sector and the rest are professionals from other relevant fields. With your support, we know we can move forward. Let us partner together in service to God.