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Kisaruni Secondary School for Girls
WE believes that investing in the education of girls is key to breaking the cycle of poverty. Yet girls lack the opportunity to go beyond primary education because of 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 young people in the communities that WE works with.
Studies suggest that when girls are educated at the secondary level, there is a positive, long-term impact, not only for the girl, but for her family and the community. In order to educate and empower girls graduating from primary school, WE opened Kisaruni Secondary School in 2011, which now has two campuses: Milimani and Oleleshwa.
Kisaruni is a place where the self-esteem of girls flourishes and they become empowered to lead with confidence. Kisaruni encourages students to build on their skills, work towards their goals and be active participants in their education. While the school follows Kenya’s national curriculum, WE also offers students unique lessons that promote a strong sense of community leadership and teach the girls new skills while maintaining their strong sense of culture.