Activities

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Waves - Kenya

A number of activities are supported by Waves in Kenya:-

Waves supports the Mukuru Promotion Centre in Nairobi who provide education, skills training, community development, healthcare and feeding programmes in the slums of Nairobi.

In 2001 we set up our Secondary and Tertiary Education Scheme for children leaving Mukuru primary schools. Children with high scores in their KCPE exams are considered for sponsorship in secondary education which the state does not provide, and then for tertiary education if considered appropriate. For further information about the scheme click here. More recently we have introduced the scheme to pupils at the Ruben Centre

As well as educational support, where funds allow, extra curricular activities such as Gymnastics, Music and Scouting are encouraged. Scouting is particularly popular where the camping and hiking activities encourage team spirit and self discipline. The Mukuru schools and the Ruben school each have active scout and guide troops that many children join. The uniforms are made in the skills centres and worn with great pride. Each year there are a number of scouting events that scouts and guides benefit from attending and we try to provide the means for them to do so.

 

The Mukuru Kerrigan Mukuru Challenge Cup football tournament between the four Mukuru slum primary schools takes place each year on the Waves pitch. There is a competition for the boys, including a team from the street boys’ Rehabilitation Centre, and another for the girls, each with its own trophy. 2500 children attend.

 

Waves sponsors pupils at Starehe School in Nairobi, a secondary school run for boys from disadvantaged backgrounds with high academic potential. Sponsorship continues for a degree at a state university.

Waves sponsors poor Kenyan children to go on educational safaris, organised by AFEW (African Fund for Endangered Wildlife). Also, through AFEW, Waves organises ecology day trips for street children and slum school children to visit the Nairobi National Park, the Giraffe Centre, the Crocodile and Ostrich Park and the orphaned baby elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in the Nairobi area.

In addition, to foster and encourage the spread of knowledge amongst children in Kenya about care of their environment, AFEW run courses to show teachers from all over Kenya the best ways to teach environmental science. On completion of their training teachers are required to run projects with their children to demonstrate what they have learned. The funding for the projects in poorer schools is provided by Waves. For further information click here

At the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) elephant orphanage Waves contributes towards the salary of the head keeper. Waves supports the DSWT Outreach Programme by donating desks, sports equipment and books to the primary schools close to the Tsavo National Parks. Waves also sponsors school field trips into Tsavo.