Kisaruni All Girls Secondary School
Free The Children has long focused on providing primary education to rural and marginalized communities in Kenya. The number of girls graduating from Free The Children primary schools (grade eight) each year continues to rise as community members increasingly recognize the value of educating girl children. Girls graduating are at the top of their class and are meeting and exceeding national standards, yet they are often unable to continue onto secondary school. The opportunity for continued education is challenged by domestic obligations, family finances, early marriage, and inadequate access to secondary schools.
While primary education in Kenya is free, secondary education remains incredibly costly and largely out of reach for the communities supported by Free The Children. Studies suggest that girls experience higher returns to secondary education than do boys and that secondary education appears to have a greater positive impact on the lifetime welfare of women than any other level of education. Recognizing the need for continued education opportunities for young girls graduating from primary school , Free The Children opened the doors to it’s first All Girls Secondary School in the Narok South District of Kenya in January 2011.
Kisaruni is a place where girls’ self‐confidence and esteem will flourish, empowering them to become exceptional leaders. While the school will follow Kenya’s national curriculum, Free The Children will also offer students a unique education system that will teach the girls new skills while also maintaining their strong sense of culture.
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Supporting Girls’ Education
Investing in the education of girls is key to breaking the cycle of poverty. By fundraising for Kisaruni Girls’ school, you are providing support for things like:
- text books and school supplies
- library books
- health and environmental clubs
- art and sports supplies
- school expansion (including new classrooms and dorm space)
Your donation will go towards furthering the education and leadership of young Maasai and Kipsigis women. Thank you.
Thank you for being a part of all the amazing change that has taken place at Kisaruni and don’t forget to keep checking back on this website for more updates.