Kibera Pride Initiative Organization (KPIO) aims to Assist, Educate, and Empower the most vulnerable children
in the society to become productive individuals, realise their full potential
and take pride in their community.
Our aim as an organization is to promote access to education and to provide basic needs to vulnerable children in Kibera.
WE FIND AND FUND
We seek and help needy and vulnerable children around the Kibera Slum.
WE CARE AND EDUCATE
We take care of the rescued children in the home and enrol them in our education program.
WE EMPOWER WOMEN
Kibera Pride runs a chama program to financially empower willing women around the area.
Kibera Pride Initiative relies on occasional donors and well-wishers to support the fees and educational requirements of ...
With the sudden closure of learning institutions in March 2020 due the covid-19 pandemic, we saw it ...
Seeks to identify, assist and educate the most vulnerable in the society, empowering them to become productive ...
Touch a rock to feel the past; touch a flower to feel the present; if you'd like ...
The program deals with school going children who can’t afford school fees despite of their outstanding academic ...
The kids share their joy and appreciation for the learning program at Kibera Pride Home amid the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Due to the covid-19 outbreak, we were all forced home after all learning institution closed in March 15th. Being a form four candidate, this was bad news for me since my studies came to a standstill. Fortunately, at Kibera Pride we started having tutorial sessions thanks to our beloved teachers. The teachers have sacrificed their time to make sure we continue with our studies. I’d like to thank the organization for providing us with learning materials and the conducive environment. We’re working hard and hope that our work won’t go in vain. Since the classes started, I have been able to handle harder topics that I had neglected back in school. I give credits to the tutors and also to my fellow students who have been quite instrumental during the group discussions. I believe it is now upon me to continue with the hard work in order to handle even harder concepts. I am able to interact and share ideas with my fellow students from other schools. Their insights have been especially helpful in mathematics since I get to try different approaches in solving some initially harder sums. My courage has greatly improved and I can now stand in front of my fellows without fear. This came due to the opportunity of presenting and solving various questions on the board during class time. The ability to teach my fellow colleagues gives me psyche to continue learning and doing my best. Through class participation and activities, I’ve learnt to do and collect my assignment in time. Being able to ask and answer questions makes me active since the teachers are always there to help, and also my fellow colleagues too. I believe the small student class at home has contributed much to my learning compared to the big number in school. Laxity is a huge problem with my fellow students, and this makes them attend class late missing a concept or two taught by the teachers. I hope that with time we will all appreciate and see the beauty of the learning. Thank you very much.
- Gasper Icheji
Form 4 student
My name is Milkah Mary, and I am seventeen years old. I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to Kibera Pride Initiative Organization, above all to the director Irene Kasandi for enabling us to continue with learning amid this covid-19 pandemic. Ever since schools were closed down, learning has never stopped at Kibera Pride Home thanks to the volunteer teachers who have always kept us on toes with our studies. I have been able to understand a few topics which were initially hard to tackle, this is due to the interactive classes and the availability of the teachers for consultation. I am forever grateful for their support because without them, I couldn’t be wherever I am now academically. I believe that come next year when schools reopen, I will be in a better position compared to my colleagues who never got such opportunity. I want to work hard in school so that I can support my mom and my little siblings. I would also like to make teacher Irene proud, since she has always been there for me as a guardian. It would have been difficult for us to study without any guidance during the pandemic period, that’s why I would like to express my kind appreciation to our beloved teachers; Emmanuel, Titus, Sharleen, and Vinny for their sacrifice and time in making us study better. I am fully aware that most of my schoolmates out there lack people to guide them on their studies, and it is also not easy for someone to volunteer to teach amid the pandemic. Last but not least, I would like to thank any other person in Kibera pride who has been there for me during this hard time: teacher Irene, teacher Lucy, teacher Emmanuel, teacher Titus and all my brothers and sisters, may the almighty God continue showering you with blessings. Thank you very much and be blessed.
- Milkah Mary
Form 3 Student
Due to this period of covid-19, the learning in Kibera Pride has enabled me to study rather than to stay idle. It has helped me to utilize my time well and to appreciate all the classes we’re being offered. The learning program has made me see my poorly performed subjects and shown me ways to improve on them. Interaction with my fellow learners has been of great benefit especially in sharing of mathematical formulas I never knew. I can confidently handle some questions that earlier seemed difficult. With the insights gained in class, I am quite comfortable especially when revising the topics of previous classes. The diverse teaching and learning experience both here and in my fellow classmates’ schools have greatly contributed to my learning. I would like to thank the tutors who took their precious time to take us through the learning program. Thanks to them, I have learnt quite a lot in a short time that I couldn’t when I was in school. I am grateful for the continued support from Kibera Pride towards my education. Form 4 student, Karen C Girls Secondary School.
- Sinaida Dorcas
Form 4 student, Karen C Girls Secondary School.
I am very glad for the work the volunteer teachers have done for us during this covid-19 pandemic. May God bless them abundantly for sacrificing their time to help us in our academics. Through this stay-at-home period, I have been able to cover topics which proved hard initially. I can now tackle them confidently and solve a sum or two. During the tuition we were advised to write down a list of our weak areas; this gave me an idea of subjects to give priority during my personal revision hours. I’m currently working hard day and night to better my academics during this stay-at-home period. I believe that with education, I can achieve almost anything. As of now, I’m putting my academics first leaving everything behind as I work on my dream of becoming an influential person in the society. To achieve my destiny, I believe I have to work hard and put God first before everything else. I know that in all, success is not guaranteed but failure is if we give up.
- Peter Ingosi
Form 3 Student at Olympic High School.
First and foremost, I would like to take this golden opportunity to thank the director of Kibera Pride Organization, teacher Irene for organizing tuition classes for us, ever since schools closed down due to the pandemic. Special thanks to our teachers Mr Emmanuel, Mr Titus, Mr Vincent and Ms Shirlene who have been with us to ensure that we study to become better people in the future. I would like to say that my studies have greatly improved due to the tuition at Kibera Pride home. The group discussions and participations have not only improved my confidence of speaking before my colleagues but also enabled me to appreciate diverse thoughts and ideas regarding different subjects. The teachers have also created a friendly environment to enable consultation, hence easy learning especially after classes. In general, my learning experience at Kibera Pride during covid-19 pandemic has been great and inspiring. Thanks once again for the tuition and continued learning at the Home.
- Esther Wasagali
Form 3 student.
Kibera Pride Initiative was founded with an aim to promote access to education and to provide basic needs to vulnerable children in the Kibera Slum Area. The organization was registered on February 26th, 2014 under the NGO coordination board of Kenya.
It’s focus is on the two United Nations, Sustainable Development Goals. SDG 1 (No poverty) & SDG 4 (promote quality education).