Local Lives and Strathmore: Stormy Symposium on Slum Situation

As dusk broke, the heavens opened and the rain fell gently over a worn out Nairobi. There remained only one thing certain and accepted by every party. Hitherto, Kenya’s government has not delivered on their responsibility to serve all Kenyan citizens as equals. Until the Government drastically moves to improve the standards of living in Kibera slum, parliament cannot claim ... Read More »

Getting Better Together

It widely acknowledged that practice makes perfect. In the light of this, what better way is there to nurture positive agents of change, than to offer them platforms to serve the society they live in. With this is in mind, Community Outreach Programme facilitated this practise of service between high school students from Alliance Girls’ and John Paul II Secondary. ... Read More »


“He who plants a tree plants hope,” Abraham Lincoln. It is in the truth of these words that the cop family set out to restore the glow of mother-nature. True to the words charity begins at home, Saturday 4th May presented an opportunity for beautification of the Strathmore University sports complex. Above environmental conservation, we would like to have the great ... Read More »



Kwetu Home of Peace is a charitable children’s institution that undertakes to identify and rehabilitate destitute children in Nairobi. Each boy admitted into the initiative spends their first 3-4 months of the two year program at the drop in center in Madaraka Estate. They are later on moved to the main center in Ruai. During this period, the children are ... Read More »

John Paul II Secondary School, Kibera

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John Paul II Mixed Secondary School began its activity in 2004, as an initiative of Christ the King Catholic church in Kibera slum, Nairobi. It was in response to many children completing primary school and not proceeding to secondary school due to financial constraints. It is a day school with bear minimum resources and infrastructure. Most of the students come ... Read More »

Lodwar Girls Primary School


Education plays a crucial part in the development of every child. According to the 2011 Kenya Economic Survey, 17% of the students who enroll in primary education joined Secondary School. Turkana is a region clouded by bleak poverty and illiteracy rates. Illiteracy among women is about 90% with only 11% of the children who enrol in primary school sit their ... Read More »

Mutini Secondary School Kitui


Mutini Secondary School is a community school in the village of Kabati, Kitui County. Most of the inhabitants of the area are subsistence farmers and not well-off economically as the area is semi-arid. At its inception in 1987 it was a public day school with a capacity of 50 students. At the moment the school has 230 students, 120 of ... Read More »

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