Academically rich but morally upright and self-reliant.
Quality Education For All
Red Rose School in Kibera was founded in the year 1998 by Mrs. Gertrude Wafula, former Headteacher of Olympic and Ayany primary schools respectively.
Red Rose School is located at Olympic estate in Kibera, Nairobi- Kenya. Its geographical setting places it in the second largest urban slum in Africa. The slum has a population of about 700,000 comprising nearly all the 42 tribes in Kenya, majority of who live on close to $1.25 a day.
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Today, the school boasts of 400 students 13 classes, a new computer lab, and a library stocked with over 1000 books. We are proud to have students who have excelled academically at primary level and got admitted to the best performing secondary schools in the country. As at end of 2018, the number of students joining university had risen significantly. We have music lessons and an art project where kids can explore their talent and display it to the outside world.
With ‘Quality Education For All’ as our school motto, we envision a society that is not just academically rich but morally upright and self-reliant. Our focus remains steadfast on vulnerable kids, Orphans and those living with HIV. These children need a safe haven. Getting a High school with boarding facilities is our dream as the transition rate from primary to secondary is steadily increasing.
We strive to network and reach out to the outside world, and although the progress is slow, we are on course. The school has managed to successfully host some dignitaries, both local and international namely: -Dr. Christian Turner, the then British High Commissioner to Kenya -Tottenham and Kenyan-born player Victor Wanyama accompanied by MacDonald Mariga -Several Kenyan Legislators -Ms. Amanda Roach, PA to Mr. Bob Codec the USA Ambassador.
Who We Are
The Red Rose School was opened to offer disadvantaged and vulnerable children a place to receive primary education. Since Red Rose gets no government funding, families make incredible sacrifices to make sure these kids get equal opportunity to quality education. The school networks to get sponsors and friends in supporting these children through elementary school.
As a non-formal school, Red Rose Scool is registered with the Ministry of Education-Kenya and the Department of Child Welfare and Social Services. Currently, the enrollment statistics stands at 400 (204 girls and 196 boys).
Red Rose has a very strong background in co-curricular activities. The school has a team of talented performing arts pupils. This was evident when they clinched the top prize in 2012 and 2013 choral and solo verse primary school’s category during the 4th and 5th Annual Children of Kibera Music Festivals.