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Mathare Slums School Shortlisted Among Top 10 World’s Best

World’s Best School: Mathare Slums School Shortlisted Among Top 10.

A Kenyan school in Nairobi’s Mathare slums has been shortlisted among one of the top ten in the World’s Best School competition, which honors schools that have developed expertise in five key areas.

In a T4 Education ranking, the Still I Ride International School was ranked among the top in the Community Collaboration category, which honors institutions that work collaboratively with their communities to secure solid foundations for the children’s progress.

Despite being a private school, nearly half of its students are East African refugees, with the remainder coming from vulnerable homes.

“The school worked to celebrate the differences among its student body, encouraging them to see each other as equals. It works to bring students together regardless of culture,” the prize organizers wrote.

Despite its diversity, the school assists students in overcoming inequalities. It provides the students with two meals per day, a uniform, stationery, and medical coverage.

Still I Ride was also recognized for being the first school in the world to provide free education to refugee children through the International Baccalaureate (IB) system.

If the winning institution is the best in its category, it will receive Ksh5.8 million, which it will use to equip its libraries with computers and to establish a Jenga Pamoja Initiative Exhibition to showcase the students’ cultures.

Amani School for Refugees was also one of ten schools shortlisted for the World’s Best School Prize in the category of overcoming diversity.

Amani is a charity-based teacher training college in Kakuma that is run by volunteers who were once refugees. The institution was founded in an effort to provide proper education to children in the camp.

“Aiming to be something of a haven for refugee children who have endured considerable emotional and mental trauma, the school provides lessons in numeracy and equips illiterate students with the tools to read and write fluently,” the publication wrote.


If they win the prize, they plan to use the money to improve their facilities, expand their capacity, buy learning devices, and build a secondary school for older children.

The award is intended to promote schools and is centered on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in order to assist students in becoming global citizens.

Mathare Slums School Shortlisted Among Top 10 World’s Best



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