Shaping a Better Future
Destiny Shapers, our new Grantee, runs a school primarily for the orphans and vulnerable children in the slums of Korogocho in Nairobi. Their objective is to ensure that children who don’t have access to an education have a chance to attend school and be given a proper educational foundation. A third of the children have lost one of their biological parents, leading to a very high drop-out rate as the children leave school to take care of other siblings and to work to boost the income of their single parent. The school’s educational program focuses on the holistic development of the children and exposes the students to life outside the slums at a very early age, through outdoor activities, holiday camps and interactions with children from different social and economic backgrounds. Destiny Shapers aims to reduce illiteracy by 20% and to reduce the drop-out rate by 10% by the year 2020!