|Über uns||A free community school located in the Mathare North in Nairobi, Kenya.|
The Mogra Star Academy offers education to around 1000 children in line with the Kenyan Governments curriculum from pre-school to secondary education.
We follow the syllabus as outlined by the Ministry of Education. Lessons include Mathematics, English, Kiswahili, Business Studies, Religious Education,Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography and Computer Science at High School level.
Not only does Mogra Star Academy provide schooling for the children, being a free school we provide all the learning materials including text books, writing books, stationary and uniforms.This ensures that no children are left disadvantaged because their parents cannot afford these items.
However due to the large amount of children we teach and the relatively low donation income we receive, currently one curriculum text book is shared between four children.
The school also provides a free breakfast and lunch for the children through the generosity of Airtel-Kenya. More often than not these two meals are unfortunately the only food the children receive as many families in the slum cannot afford to feed themselves.
If the children are not provided with these meals they will miss school and go back to the slums to scavenge, such children are then exposed to dangers like child labour, petty crime and prostitution in order to get food, denying them a chance to learn.
We also pay the salaries to the teachers and support staff. This is only made possible courtesy of well wishers and donations, like Airtel- Kenya.