EDUCATION

In a country where 26% of the child population are engaged in child labour and 6% of children are married under the age 15, Pepo La Tumaini is working to provide a holistic education for the most marginalised, vulnerable youth.

From toddlers to adulthood, Pepo La Tumaini supports children to learn,
grow and dream.

Early Years Support

We have a day nursery and lower primary school, which provides a safe learning environment for children between the ages of 3 and 8. Our children come from desperate homes in the local area, many of them of caring for their younger siblings, while parents or guardians are working. We enroll up to 80 children, some are orphans or have single parents, and most are affected by HIV/AIDS. As well as friendly and inclusive learning (following the Kenyan curriculum with a few extra dances and songs) the children receive a daily hot meal. For many parents and guardians this is a major incentive for attendance, often being the only secure meal of the day.

Tumaini Senior School

Was built to meet the needs of children heading households. These children are either orphaned or have parents too sick to work. As the oldest child they have been forced to drop out of mainstream education to provide for their families. Without the tools and qualifications to support a household, they have had to resort to begging, scavenging and sex work, to survive. Our Senior School offers 70 of these children the chance to come back to school, complete the last three years of primary level education, and re-adapt to life as a child in a safe, boarding environment.

Pepo La Tumaini provides nutritional and welfare support to their families, thus relieving the child's burden. Each class has an average of 25 pupils, all aspirational children, committed to making a difference to their futures. Our unique approach offers an academic and vocational curriculum, along with life skills training. Pupils receive full psycho-social support including an Art 4 Life programme which uses song, dance and visual arts as an expressive therapy method to build self esteem.

Vocational Training

Is provided alongside the academic curriculum. This engages the students with skills such as tailoring, dress-making, agriculture, carpentry and small business management . These classes give our children more options for their future, so they can determine their own path.

Graduate Scholarships

Enable successful students from our programme to continue their studies at secondary school or in vocational training. Students are sent to top performing boarding schools, returning to Pepo La Tumaini during the holidays to help tutor Tumaini Senior School pupils and give back to the programme. Vocational candidates stay on to continue their rehabilitation while working on trade skills and applying for apprenticeships with our assistance.

Suite 779, 28 Old Brompton Road, London, SW7 3SS. Pepo La Tumaini is a company limited by guarantee in England (No. 9515118) and a charity registered in England and Wales (No. 1161928). Registered office: Greytown House, 221-227 High Street, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0NZ