There is only one formal public primary school serving more than 2000 children in Mukuru Kwa Reuben while there is no secondary school, public or private. Not a single public school has been established in the last 20 years. Due to the limited education provision, and in spite of GoK’s launch of FPE in 2003 and secondary fees subsidy in 2008, the enrollment level in the slum is only 30%, against a national level of over 85%. On average it costs $200 to send a child to primary school and $500 to secondary for a year. This is a challenge to Mukuru residents where 55% earn between $500 – $1250 per year.
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We are proud of our students who were able to complete their secondary schooling through the support of the GIDP sponsorship programme, after completing their formative years at Gatoto Primary School.