Primary and Secondary School Programmes
For those unable to live safely in the family home Maisha Foundation intends to create a residential primary school where children will receive an education, healthy diet and peer support. They will be safe from harm and provided with extra tuition, school uniforms and materials, so they are not falling behind in the progress of their peers.
At present we work in partnership with Cheerful Child Academy who we consider a key asset to us and the community. We try to send most of our children here but when we are not able to, we use other private schools within the vicinity – this is particularly the case with our disabled children who require extra care and attention.
After primary school children can go on to study at local residential High Schools. We have already established strong links with local high schools who keep us up to date with attendance and academic progress. By providing these children with quality education, they can go on to work in their own communities as leaders of positive social change.
Whilst they are developing into successful young adults, Maisha Foundation can work with their families as part of our community programme to assist them with their own issues and work towards recovery. If we can help parents escape from poverty we can allow their children to access education and in turn rebuild a sense of community.