Holistic education for children

Mombasa, Kenya

The project is operating since 1990 and is part of the help alliance since 1999.

The Kenyan school system is not holding institutions such as vocational schools and associated education are is not provided as well. This makes it particularly difficult for young people to get a job that provides a sufficient income. Therefore, a few years ago, the St. Joseph House of Hope School was establised in Kanamai.
This year, an IT room will be set up in the vocational school of the project, so that the vocational students as well as the pupils of the school can regularly take part in IT lessons. This also creates a better preparation for demands of the future working world.

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Mombasa, Kenya

Frankfurter Sparkasse 1822
IBAN: DE89 5005 0201 0200 0292 23
BIC: HELADEF1822

Project Coordinator

Mombasa, Kenya

Gisela Vöcking McConney, Germany

Gisela Voecking-Mc Conney (7)

Details & Successes

Mombasa, Kenya

Like in most African countries, poor families and their children around Mombasa have extreme difficulties gaining access to education and medical care.

The St. Joseph’s House of Hope School, under the direction of Carol Karuri-Bockle, has steadily grown into a complex educational institution. It offers education ranging from kindergarten to high school graduation. Practical trainings are brought into focus in order to enable young people to get a good job. Locksmiths, carpenters, car mechanics and tailors are currently being trained here. The produced products are sold to cover part of the school fees. Likewise the auto mechanic class offers repairs to cars for sale. The money that is generated this way is used for children from socially disadvantaged families so that they’re able to attend school as well.

Also a computer class is planned to be part of the school program. However, these lessons can not take place because the computers are not working anymore after years of use. So the last four remaining computers that work need to be shared between 400 students.

Renewing these computers is this year’s goal.

Facts & Figures

Kenya

Project Coordinator

Mombasa, Kenya

Heinz Erhard, Germany

Heinz und Gisela

Project Location

Mombasa, Kenya

Ukunda, Kenia

Project Coordinator

Mombasa, Kenya

Carol Karuri-Bockle, Kenya

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Mombasa, Kenya

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