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School systems are changing

Updated: Dec 31, 2023

January 2023 saw the new Competency based Curriculum (CBC) system of education being introduced across the whole of Kenya. It is also known as the 2-6-6-3 system of education, with children having 2 years of Pre-Primary School education, followed by 6 years of primary education, then 6 years of secondary schooling.

Secondary education now takes the form of students spending 3 years in Lower Secondary School followed by 3 years in Upper Secondary school. Those students fortunate enough to get top grades are then be offered the chance to do a further 3 years at university or at a college, subject to having the necessary funding to support them. This of course puts orphaned children at a distinct disadvantage. Through your efforts through HHKT, all of the children supported by Happy Home have been enabled to complete secondary education and, where possible, the more able students are supported to go on to further education. Two have graduated this year and a further four achieved the necessary qualifications to go on to further education, with one of the three offered a place on a university course. Unfortunately, funding was not available this year to support these individuals and we would value your prayers on this matter.

Happy Home’s own Primary School is proving a success, having entered its 4th year this year and achieving registration for a further year in September. It now has 2 Pre-Primary Classes, and students in Primary school up to and including Grade 3 The school has used an existing permanent building on the site and some temporary classrooms to accommodate the children in this new school. There is now a need to replace the temporary classrooms with permanent structures to retain registration obtained in September and to provide long term good quality buildings for the children and teachers

(First published October 2023 and updated December 2023)


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