Our school is Uhuru Girls Academy. Uhuru means Freedom. Education is Freedom.
Uhuru Girls Academy is an all girls secondary boarding school located in Limuru just outside of Nairobi, Kenya. Our school exists to provide exceptional education for students of all backgrounds, specifically providing opportunities for girls from vulnerable backgrounds. In spite of challenges such as poverty, tribal violence and displacement, abuse, and poorly resourced primary schools, these students have made education a priority. We believe that education is the best way to break the cycle of poverty. Research shows that children who go to school are healthier, more confident, and more likely to become employed. In Kenya, secondary education is not free. Only 50% of students who finish primary school go on to graduate high school. We seek to fill this gap by providing quality education to bright students from marginalized communities to equip students with the skills to dramatically alter the trajectory of their lives and those in their communities. Students in Kenya who attend high school are more likely to further their education, gain employment, and financially support the education of their family and community members. Essentially, their education empowers them to break free from the cycle of poverty. Uhuru means Freedom. Education is Freedom.
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