Ruiru is a fairly typical, medium size town, about an hour north of Nairobi, Kenya. Many families live in a small shack with no electricity and no sanitation, sleeping in a room the size of a small UK sitting room. Kipawa has been supporting a local primary school, Mukuyu, in Ruiru since 2010. In 2015, we began working with Oaklands School, also in Ruiru, initially providing porridge to all the children.
In Kenya, secondary education is not provided by the government. Kipawa funds a number of scholarships to enable needy children we have identified in Mukuyu primary school continue...