The Kibera School for Girls

The Kibera School for Girls (KSG) was founded in 2009 and is the slum’s first free primary school for girls. 

Led by our cadre of exceptional teachers, KSG currently serves 216 students in pre-K through 6th grade. In 2012, we opened a new school building equipped with 10 classrooms, art and theater rooms, an auditorium, and a roof-top playground. The addition more than doubled our capacity, allowing us to accept two classes of 20 pre-K students each year. At full capacity, KSG will expand to follow students through 8th grade, ultimately serving 400 students. We have big dreams for our girls, and KSG will continue to grow its capacity, adding a fully-equipped computer lab and classroom space to accommodate our leap from 12 to 40 girls per grade!

The Kibera School for Girls is comprised of a community of caregivers—teachers, parents and staff—deeply invested in girls’ education. We are proud of our dedicated caregivers who work at the school and community center in lieu of paying school fees, our passionate staff committed to the well-being of our students and our brilliant teachers, invested beyond the instruction of our superior curriculum. With a teacher-student ratio of just 1:8 compared to 1:87 in Kibera, KSG’s learning environment fosters success: 

  • Our fourth grade students ranked first place in the district on their first government exam by a 50-point margin
  • For the fourth consecutive year, our Kindergarten students won the National Elocution & Poetry contest
  • While 100% of KSG second grade students can read an English paragraph and perform subtraction, only 15% and 21% of second-graders nationally, can complete these tasks
  • On a Kenya Certificate of Primary Education preparatory exam (national standardized test taken at the 8th grade level), our 4th graders averaged 465 out of a maximum score of 500. This score is indicative of future performance. Last year’s high score in Kenya was 430.