We continue to measure the performance of the children in our program. The Kenyan education system is focused on two tests – the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) taken at the end of eighth grade and the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) taken at the end of twelfth grade.
We now have enough information to demonstrate that we are consistently producing superior academic results at the eighth-grade level. As shown in the chart at right, the children in the Ngong Road Children’s Foundation/Friends of Ngong Road program have scored, on average, better than the Kenyan average for six consecutive years on the KCPE. We believe this is solid evidence that your support of our organization is well-placed.
KCPE performance is important because it allows our higher-performing students to attend higher quality high schools which in turn will better prepare our students for the KCSE exam at the end of their high school years.