The Supply (www.TheSupply.org) builds networks of low cost community secondary schools in the slums of Nairobi because secondary schools simply don't exist there.
In November 2010, 24 students from the primary school in the Lenana slums were ready to take the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education Examination; unfortunately, one of the head teachers ran away with the registration money and the students were disqualified. They had to pay one more year of tuition, re-do Grade 8 with the little money they had, and were forced to re-take the examination in November 2011. Originally, this test meant nothing as there was no secondary school to go to, but The Supply has built the first secondary school for this community of 80,000 and will begin servicing the children there beginning in January of 2013.
We'd like to make a special surprise gift to these 8th grade students who have endured so much to continue with their education: $5000 can pay for a year's worth of school fees (tuition, exams, meals, stationary, etc) for the entire class (24 students) for the first year of secondary school!
Let's do this HopeMob!!