In 2016 we have founded Volunteers Foundation Academy, a primary school based in Kibera which will primarily welcome the children coming from St. Monica nursery.
Initially, we started by renting two classrooms at a local independent school but plans to move into our own space have been going on since then. Finding the right place, in the right position and at the right price prove to be very challenging.
Finally, just on the outskirts of Kibera, in Otiende, we have found our piece of heaven.
The plot originally was occupied by two semi-detached houses, surrounded by a small garden. After acquiring the plot, we have commissioned refurbishing works and by April 2019 we were able to celebrate the school opening!
The school hosts today 5 classrooms (with a plan to grow to 8), dining area, toilets facilities and kitchen. The garden has been planted as a vegetable patch to provide healthy and fresh vegetables for the students' meals.
By setting up and manage our own school building, we will be able to set the standards and control the quality of education delivered while being more cost-efficient.
Sky is the limit! Looking at the long term, we are already planning a school extension to allow form more students and better facilities, to make VF Academy a world-class high standard educational institution in the heart of one of the most challenging environments in Africa.
We are engaging with individuals, companies and institutions which one to be part of that and help us to prove that a better world is possible.
Get in touch now if you want to be part of this.