Macheo

Tackling poverty through education: Teresa's story.

Social initiatives

The Macheo Achievement Programme, an initiative of the Community Service Centre of Strathmore University, began in February 2012. It helps secondary school students from disadvantaged neighborhoods navigate through school to emerge stronger and well equipped for life. Macheo, meaning sunrise in Swahili, organizes After-School and Holiday Programmes which provide academic tutoring, personal mentoring and character development for these students. The students are drawn from eight secondary schools in Kibera, Mukuru and Kangeme in Nairobi.

As of this year (2018) there are one hundred and fifty secondary school students enrolled in the programme. Of the ones who finished secondary school more than forty are studying in Strathmore University and other colleges in Kenya. Strathmore University students are the tutors and mentors of the school boys and girls. Teresa is one such student who benefitted from Macheo and is now studying Communications in Strathmore University. This is her story.

For more information about the programme you can write to [email protected]