Kisima School offers secondary education to children and young people who would otherwise not be able to get this opportunity. The students come from seven counties in Northern, Central and Western Kenya, and from around fifteen different Kenyan communities.
In Kenya, secondary education has to be paid for, making it something that is beyond the reach of poorer families. This is especially true of Northern Kenya where a high proportion of families are unable to afford secondary education.
Kisima Mixed Secondary School provides free education to children who are from disadvantaged backgrounds but who have proven academic potential to benefit from further learning. Our aim is that through education they will become a resource for their family and community. This is reflected in the school motto: ‘Empowered to Transform’.
- All-round development of the individual
Provide for an all-round mental, moral and spiritual development of young people.
- Relevant skills
Provide relevant skills to enable contribution to the improvement of the social and economic conditions of the students’ communities.
- Balanced theoretical & practical skills
Ensure balanced development in cognitive and practical skills.
- Foundation for further education
Lay a firm foundation for further education and training.
- Attitudes for well-being of pastoralist communities
Promote the acquisition of positive attitudes and values towards the well-being of pastoralist communities.
In the future we hope to offer vocational training that will help equip young people with skills leading to self-reliance and the diversification of economic activities. Beneficiaries will be young people more inclined to gain from work-related skills in areas such as:
- Tailoring and dressmaking, carpentry, masonry, leatherwork, weaving and knitting.
- Secretarial, typing, accountancy, computer skills and small business management.