Progressive Volunteers understands the power of education for Kenya’s communities and why we promote volunteer initiatives that focus on enabling accessible education for all children. Improving the standard of education, and consequential academic skills, in these communities is a vital step to reduce poverty and to achieve better qualities of life throughout the nation. Education influences the wellbeing and standards of living for all community members.
There are many informal schools in Kenya that struggle to provide an adequate level of education to children living in the community’s overcrowded, low-income areas. These schools are not state-funded; as a result, they are severely under-resourced, under-staffed and often face additional problems such as poor sanitation and dilapidated structures. Progressive Volunteers works with these informal schools to provide and fill the gap with resources such as textbooks and essential learning materials.