we educate the poorest children in the biggest African slum
every day а hundred children from the poorest families of Kibera come here for a portion of knowledge and porridge
Help us quip the pace for playing and reading at Tabor Happy School
Children eat two times a day (people living in slums usually eat only once, after sunset). On the school menu: ugali, rice, legumes, salad, eggs, fish, a moringa drink - a highly nutritious food supplement that compensates for the scarcity of the diet
The school performs three functions: - educational - social - sanative
Once a month, visiting nurse examines the children. Provides primary care and treats wounds. The school has a monthly replenished first aid kit with essential medicines
It's an outstanding school by slum standards, with electricity, furniture, textbooks, and staff. The school has four classes. Professional teachers teach the lessons of "Swahili,” "English,” "grammar,” "the world around us,” and "applied art”
help us equip the space for playing and reading at Tabor Happy School
The main principle of enrollment in school is reverse selection. We accept kids from the poorest families of Kibera to a school that will not have another chance. Parents pay no school fees. The school provides free textbooks, writing materials, meals, and uniforms
More than a dozen people are working to ensure that 103 slum children go to school. They attract funds, build administration, feed, treat, dress kids. But the teachers are the main ones in this process — all four are qualified teachers, which is a rarity for Kibera
And this is our support and development team. They are working on having a place to teach, creating education programs, and ensuring enough funding to run this school
A former pastor of the Anglican Church. He was born, grew up, and stayed in Kibera, although he could leave. Ideological, involving, conscientious. An excellent administrator and a caring person
He personally participated in the school opening. His personal responsibility area — ideas for growth and strategic planning. Tabor School is not his first social project. He is a founder of four orphanages and two charitable foundations. And in general, he is an extraordinary person
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It was formed in the 20s of the last century as a ghetto thanks to the colonial law on vagrancy. The law required all Africans to settle on the outskirts of Nairobi, so will not embarrass the white population with their appearance. First, Nubian soldiers who swore allegiance to Great Britain lived here, then everyone who rushed to Nairobi in search of a better life.
But there is no better life here. There is no light, the Kibera is almost not electrified. There is no running water – one tap for dozens of shacks. There is no sewage system – sewage flows along the streets. There are no hospitals and almost no schools, except for isolated ones opened during missions.
Waste from Kibera has not been removed for decades, so houses are built from garbage on mountains of garbage. A few years ago, volunteers who came to Kibera to fight AIDS and tuberculosis had to finish their work because of an utterly wild obstacle. The fact is that people should take medications three times a day during meals. The volunteers did not know that Kibera residents eat only once a day, after sunset. Therefore, therapy did not go. Even children don’t receive treatment here: the child is either alive or dead... This is where we opened our school
The school budget is the minimum required for a school in a Kenyan slum. $1,980 - per month. But this is a necessary minimum. We need more for its development
$1050 - on salaries $440 - on social projects $170 - on rent and utilities $320 - on administrative expenses Total: $1,980
Why it's essential to support Tabor School Because no one needs these children. Because changing a child’s life from the slums is inexpensive and very simple. This project allows you to do a big thing for little money
We have a special day to congratulate all the kids born in the current month. We have fun, sing and enjoy sweets. We give them small gifts — useful stuff: felt pens, books and colourings. But as for personal presents… it’s a challenge.
Personal donors pay for presents which are a bit more expensive, but bring the children real joy and show their importance. Not all our children have sponsors, though, while we must congratulate them all.
You can help a lot, even if you are not a regular sponsor. You can donate one-time. Things are quite cheap in Kenya: for $10 you can buy a great toy, sweets and soda for all classmates!
1. Samuel Omvari 20.11.2016 2.Onyango Vanpersie 20.11.2017 3. Ray Clyde 4.11.2018 4. Trevour Kelly 23.11.2018 5.Onyango Michael 24.11.2018 6.Achieng Margaret 25.11.2018