On January 31st 2011, School for Life opened its first two classrooms for the very first time. We had an enrollment of 80 students, 40 in Pre-Primary and 40 in Primary 1. These kids came from mud huts, they had no access to electricity or running water, many are part of families with more than 6 children. Many of them suffered from severe malnutrition. They came to school and were given new uniforms, for many, this was the first brand new piece of clothing they had ever owned. The students hadn’t seen pens or pencils, used a latrine and many would wander out in the middle of a class because they didn’t know the school routine.
This would be the beginning of an amazing journey for them.
This week, we received the results from our Primary 7’s National Primary Leaving Exams and we are excited to share that all our students passed! In fact, 15% scored Band 1, and 75% scored Band 2 results.
These students will start as our first cohort of Secondary students at Mbazzi Secondary School in February 2018.
We couldn’t be prouder of our students, teachers and support staff for this incredible result.
Thank you for believing in the power of education, and investing in these students’ success. Education is a life-changing gift for these children and their families.