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Nourishing the Whole Child

 

 

 

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Nourishing the Whole Child

 

 

 

 

In line with our efforts to empower our students to not only improve their own lives, but to become agents of change and improve the lives of others, our goal is to ensure our students are healthy, safe, engaged, challenged and supported.

HEALTH AND WELLBEING:

  • Physical well-being
  • Motor development
  • Nutrition  
  • Exercise
  • Hygiene
  • Safety practices

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT:

  • Math
  • Reading comprehension
  • Writing
  • Science
  • Critical thinking
  • Communication
  • Study Skills

EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

  • Empathy
  • Self-control
  • Optimism
  • Grit
  • Self-efficacy
  • Gratitude
  • Curiosity

YOUNG ADULT SUPPORT AND LIFE SKILLS:

  • Tertiary education/vocational training
  • Financial and computer literacy
  • Reproductive Health
  • Community service & civic engagement
  • Peer pressure & stress management
 
 
 
 
 
 

    

 
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Emotional Development


Emotional Development

 

 

 

 

 

Emotional Development


Emotional Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

Working with some of Kenya's most vulnerable children requires our school to invest a significant amount of resources into helping students thrive.  In addition to providing our students and their families with access to our team of social workers, we are committed to creating a school environment that cultivates a sense of empathy, positive self-efficacy, and social responsibility.  We are constantly seeking to increase the services we provide related to the emotional intelligence and development of our students and we often work with partners to deliver these services.

 
 

 STUDENTS RECEIVE:

  • 24-hour access to our social work team
  • Access to our school therapist
  • The ability, encouragement and freedom to participate in the majority of decisions that concern their education and care
  • Access to a wide-range of workshops, guest speakers and inspirational content to expand their minds and develop their sense of opportunity
  • Weekly opportunities to participate in community service
  • An array of imaginative and unique field trips
  • Daily clubs that include meditation, gratitude and goal-setting

 

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Academic Achievement


Academic Achievement

 

 

 

 

Academic Achievement


Academic Achievement

 

 

 

 

 

At our primary school, we track student outcomes based on attendance, engagement and exam performance.  We collect baseline data on students at the beginning of each academic year and track their development in reading comprehension and math, using the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) and the Early Grade Math Assessment (EGMA).  In addition to monitoring individual student's performance in core subjects, we are committed to developing and capturing our students critical thinking skills, study skills, communication and creativity.

Our secondary school students attend schools across Kenya and our LaunchPad team works with each institution's infrastructure to determine a students' academic progress through: national exams, class placement, school reports/grades, attendance, participation and self-surveys completed by secondary students.


BOARDING STUDENTS RECEIVE:

  • Full tuition, school materials, meals, uniform and transport
  • Access to a range of private tutors every weekday evening for 90 minutes 
  • One-one-one evaluations with their teachers every term
  • Access to medical and emotional support
  • Access to classes that do not exceed 25 students
  • An enriched curriculum that includes the arts, sex education, critical thinking, computer classes, cultural field trips and community service
  • An invitation to participate in Student Council to shape their school's services
  • An invitation to join the Kenyan Scouts League
  • Access to individualized learning disability support, as need.

 
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Health and Development 

 

 

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Health and Development 

 

 

 

We are committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure that our students thrive.  Many of the children who attend our school have suffered from ill health and malnutrition, and efforts to intervene require a holistic approach. Our team works closely with the staff at Njabini clinic to ensure our students have on-going access to care. 


 

Students Receive Access to: 

 

 

  • Comprehensive In-take Evaluations (baseline measurements, ear/eye testing, nutrition assessment, vaccination overview/update and comprehensive infectious disease testing)
  • HIV Care and Counseling
  • Annual Pediatric Check-Ups
  • Annual Dental Exams, Treatment and Orthodontics
  • Bi-Annual Wellness Visits
  • Access to Specialists as needed