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Hamilton College

Publication Date

Fall 2009

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Kenya: Development, Health, and Society


This project examined the process behind creating and modifying an after school enrichment program suitable for young girls enrolled in the Kibera School for Girls. Additionally, the project extensively researched ways to sustain the program and its foundation in the community beyond the independent study period. The program worked to extend the education of the girls in the Kibera School beyond the school day’s hours by providing the girls with supplemental activities that coincided with the school’s mission and vision. The girls also further developed their English language skills with the integration of American songs and games in the program, imparting upon the girls at an early age tools needed to continue their education. By keeping the girls in school for longer hours, they not only resided at a safe place that enhanced their education, but were at less of a risk from the everyday dangers that threaten their safety in their home community of Kibera. Above all, by using women living in Kibera to carry on the program, the community itself makes strides towards educational reform and providing its youth with a brighter future.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Education


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