When the government updated the curriculum, it left the lower primary classes at Future Stars without any textbooks suitable for teaching the new syllabus. The teachers struggled to plan and deliver appropriate lessons. Now, a successful appeal has allowed us to fund the purchase of new textbooks for the youngest children of Future Stars.
In January 2019, the Kenyan government introduced a new curriculum for lower primary. Without textbooks to cover the new syllabus, teachers are struggling to plan appropriate lessons and the children are missing out. We need your help.
Living at Future Stars will enable Elizabeth to complete primary school and, if she desires, to enter high school. Hopefully Kenya will soon be able to guarantee the education of all children. Until then, places like Future Stars will help to ensure that children like Elizabeth are not denied the chance to learn.
February 8th 2018 was report day for John and Vincent – the two oldest boys currently living at Future Stars. Their schooling is what will hopefully propel them into a better future, but it is up to the boys whether they will seize the opportunity they have been given.
January 2018 saw the arrival of 8 new children at Future Stars. From 2-year-old Miriam to 14-year-old Elizabeth, they’re all waiting to meet you and they’re all on the lookout for a special Child Sponsor!
Primary school in Kenya concludes with Class 8, but Future Stars at the end of 2017 only provided education to class 6. Today, we are one step closer to a full primary school with the formation of our first Class 7, allowing 2017’s class 6 graduates to continue accessing a free education.
Helping a child can help a whole family: meet another of the new arrivals at Future Stars – 4-year-old Joel Wafula.
Another new arrival at the centre following the Easter holiday is 8-year-old Veronica. After a distressing and unpredictable early life, maybe now Veronica will have the chance to build a secure and happy future.