Educating the Needy Children:
St. Michael Community Centre is committed to assisting underprivileged children access basic education. St. Michael Community Centre believes that whether you are addressing healthcare, poverty or community empowerment there’s no better place to start than in the corridors of education.
Education is both the means as well as the end to a better life; means, because it empowers an individual to earn his/her livelihood and the end because it increases one’s awareness on a range of issues – from healthcare to appropriate social behavior to understanding one’s rights, and in the process evolve as a better citizen.
St. Michael Community Centre works for education for needy children who are under difficult circumstances, such as child labour, children of poorest of the parents, children inflicted and affected with HIV/AIDS, children with rare disabilitiesand slum children. Special emphasis is given on girl education and women education, so that they and their families get empowered.
Children in Murang’a start attending primary school at six years old. The government pays for primary school fees, but other expenses are the responsibility of parents and the care givers. School uniforms, pens, shoes and books are costly, and as a result, many children don’t go to school. St. Michael Community Centre provides these supplies, ensuring that vulnerable children receive education.
We endeavor to provide the support to the very vulnerable and orphaned children until they complete and achieve the KCPE.
Secondary school students will also benefit. The secondary school education is not free- school fees are charged to families.St. Michael Community Centre will endeavor to get grants so as to pay for these school fees, allowing parents to send their children through this higher level of learning, without the financial burden.