Cheery Children Education Centre
The Cheery Children Education Centre (CCEC) is located in the heart of Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya at Mashimoni. The founder of CCEC could not ignore the plight of vulnerable and destitute children in the slum who to some extend are neglected and abandoned thus fail to get the basic vital need Education. We are a small educational institution offering humanitarian assistance and caring for the needs of the poverty stricken children in Nairobi's Kibera slum, the largest slum here in Africa by population and size. This is where these children learn to know the value of a family in which they are cared for, loved and educated until such a time they will be able to take care of themselves and their own future families in the society.T.
Children are the country’s greatest resource and represent hope for a better future. Profound poverty, competition for scarce resources, disease, conflict, addictions and lack of educational opportunities put these children at extreme risk for illiteracy, illness, hopelessness, abuse and the meager resources accessible is the common definition of the urban poor child living in the Kenyan slums. Few opportunities exist for the children of Kibera and surrounding slums that allow them to learn and grow to their potential. Although the Kenyan government has announced free education for all children at primary school level, the children are still expected to pay tuition fees, buy their own uniforms (without a uniform they cannot attend school), provide their own food and in some cases there are not enough school desks and resources with children having class sizes of over 50 in a tiny room. This lack of opportunity results in a perpetuation of the poverty cycle, allowing them to neither contribute to their full capacity to the community nor be able to take advantage of all that their society and the world has to offer. It’s in light to this predicament that the CCEC was founded to meet the need of the ever increasing needs of these dear ones and give them the opportunity to live to their full potential and add value to humanity.