Built by SEED in 2007, SEED Junior Academy (SJA) has been providing education and meals to over 100 low-income students annually in classes Jk to grade 4.
Located in Kibera, the largest slum in eastern Africa, SJA is operated in partnership with a highly experienced administrator, Patrick Aouki, as well as four dedicated local teachers.
All SJA students receive daily breakfast and lunch meals they may otherwise not receive at home. Parents are engaged in income-generating activities to support the students’ education. While parents are encouraged to pay a monthly school fee of $4 USD, many are unable to afford this. We do not send any students away.
SJA is currently undergoing reconstruction of it’s foundation and walls, necessary to maintain the school’s structural integrity and longevity, as well as adding a third floor to the school so that grades 5 & 6 can be added. Started in November 2019, this essential work has been estimated to cost over $100,000 CAD. We hope to have this work completed by December 2021.
Stages left to be completed:
– Electricity & plumbing
Some in-kind donations that have contributed to the construction of the school so far.
- 4 x 20 litres of paint for the school exterior