St. Vincent's Nursery School was established in 2000 to provide critical care and support for Kibera’s youngest children. Today, the school provides high quality nursery education to approximately 90 children between the ages of 3 and 7. Early childhood development programs, such as the Nursery School, are one of the most critical interventions for protecting vulnerable children.
Students are divided into three classes based on age and receive instruction in English, Mathematics, Science/Environment, Outdoor Activities, Religious Studies, and Swahili. Alongside quality education, the school also provides children with school uniforms and two daily meals. St. Vincent’s prepares children for entrance into primary school; an opportunity which is out of reach for most Kiberan children.
The Nursery school is a refuge: children are provided a safe and nurturing environment while receiving education from a trained and dedicated teaching staff. The Nursery School provides for the whole child, emotionally, physically and spiritually and provides a platform for St. Vincent’s to treat the entire family unit.
Q&A with Nursery School Teacher, Alice
Q: Tell us a bit about yourself:
A: My name is Alice Wanjiru. I am 28 years old and the Head Teacher at St. Vincent Nursery School. I joined as a teacher in 2011 and, in 2013, I was appointed as Head Teacher. I am from Central Kenya and I have been in Nairobi since 2001 when I started high school here.