“They are practicing scouting!” I excitedly think to myself.
Simple extra curriculum programs such as scouting, theater, sports and dance may be easily taken for granted in some parts of the world, but here in the slums of Nairobi, Build.Create.Kenya sees them as lifelines to a better future for these precious children.
We entered the non formal school, greeting the classrooms of students and teachers as they were preparing for their K.C.P.E ( Kenya Certificate of Primary Education) test, which students must pass to have any chance at all to continue with their dream of a better life.
The school stops their studies though to welcome the new visitors. We gather in an upstairs classroom to watch the students perform skits, songs, and plays for us. I am truly in awe with the level of detail I’ve seen in the performances over the years.