In 2014, our program had 37 students finish high school. They all took Kenya Comprehensive Secondary Exams (KCSE) during the month of November and will get their marks in March 2015. In the meantime, all of them have elected to join our program’s post-secondary program. [Read more…]
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.
The results are in and they are truly spectacular!
In addition to the $40,000 Truscott grant we raised over $70,000 from 133 of our loyal and generous donors for a total of over $110,000. [Read more…]
Joy Obiya is a post-secondary case worker at NRCF. She joined the organization in November 2014. Her work is to ensure that the secondary graduates enroll in the Post-Secondary Program and prepare them for college and ultimately the job market. She as well meets with the students either individually or in a group and helps them decide on a career within their reach. Also she helps students gain greater self-awareness in areas such as interests, values, abilities and personality style. [Read more…]
Camp 2015 Volunteer Travel Grant
Emily Gleason and Turner Cobden will be providing a $1000 partial travel grant for the Friends of Ngong Road August Camp in 2015. This grant will be awarded to a candidate they believe will best contribute to the holiday camp and to the mission of the charity: to provide education and support for Nairobi children living in poverty whose families are affected by HIV/AIDS so they can transform their lives. [Read more…]