Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya and a major economic hub for East and Central Africa. It is home to the African headquarters of the United Nations, World Bank, and other large international organizations. There is extreme poverty, in slums like Kibera, alongside vast wealth. It is in this setting that Starehe seeks to bridge the gap between these two worlds through quality education and leadership.
The Chalice Nairobi Sponsor Site is comprise of the Starehe Girls' (STG) School. At Starehe, girls who come from poor families throughout Kenya are given the opportunity to study towards a university education alongside those of more privileged backgrounds. A place at Starehe is granted to students who have placed well in their primary leaving examinations. The Sponsorship Program benefits students whose families cannot afford to send them to secondary school. Help is given with boarding costs and educational materials, and most of the students who graduate from Starehe Schools go on to university.
Mission - Nairobi
Through Chalice sponsorship, the Starehe Schools, as centres for bright needy girls, aims at offering homey support and a holistic education founded on strong principles of discipline, character formation and leadership development.
Sponsorship in Nairobi
A daily balanced diet is provided to all sponsored children in the Chalice Sponsor Site of Nairobi. Chalice provided chicken and cows to the school farm where the students learn about agriculture and environmental sustainability. The eggs provide a much needed source of protein and the cows produce milk for breakfast. Some milk is also used by those who have been prescribed a special diet. Students receive a well rounded education, including: Voluntary Service, St. John Ambulance First Aid, Scouting, Guides, sports, music (featuring traditional African as well as western choral music), Starehe Band, Mombasa Camp (students are taken to the sea coast, taught to swim, explore the sea, and enjoy games), as well as our School Exchange Program with Armbrae Academy in Halifax, Nova Scotia, via Skype and letters.