Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, is home to Kibera, one of the world’s largest slums.
It houses between 170,000 and 1 million locals. Around half of Kenyans live below the poverty line with some 38.5 per cent of the adult population illiterate. The population is young, around 73% are 30 or under.
Education is one of the biggest steps toward conquering poverty – it offers chances, hope and possibilities. That’s why Esharelife has committed to support another of AVSI’s Kenyan projects, and support more than 100 students with scholarships at the St Kizito Vocational Training Institute.
The AVSI Foundation has supported the development of several schools in Kenya since the early 90s: kindergartens, elementary, middle, high school and VTIs.
Over time, these schools have shifted from receivers of support to fully-engaged partners in action with a mission to unlock children’s access to schooling.
St. Kizito Vocational Training Institute is one of the schools empowered by AVSI Foundation.