Allsum Children Centre

Objective

Support a needy child of Kawangware slum access formal education and leave a better independent life.

Mission statement

To provide innovative educational environment to the needy young children so that they can access formal education program that will enable them grow and prosper.

The Centre offers the following programs:

  • Basic formal knowledge and skills to prepare pupils to sit for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE)
  • Pupils’ development programs and services designed to help them identify their talents, achievement towards intellectual and personal growth.
  • Community educational activities and programs that complement, enhance and contribute to the growth and enrichment of pupils and the community, both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Community service activities and programs that promote connections of the children with their families, community, government and the world at large.

Vision

To ensure that there is charitable basic formal education opportunity to all children regardless of gender, color, race, national origin, disability or socio-economic status.

Core values

  1. Commitment

Dedication to meet the needs of the communities through the children that are served by the centre. The Centre therefore;

  • Supports the mission and vision of the All-sum Community Children Centre
  • Focuses on the needs of both the pupils and related stakeholders
  • Creates new programs and services to meet identified needs
  • Continuously evaluates and improves programs, services, systems and policies.
  • Uses a shared decision-making process.
  • Creates time to seek sponsors/donors on behalf of children, parents and/guardians.
  • Respect

The cente recognizes the expertise of all members of the Board of Management (BOM) and promotes the contribution of individual opinion contribution. As such the Centre;

  • Include stakeholders in the decisions that affect pupils, Centre and the community.
  • Treat all stakeholders with dignity and encourage feelings of self-worth.
  • Promote trust through professional courtesy and fair treatment.
  • Recognizes and supports employee, volunteers, care givers, parents/guardians, sponsors/donors and pupils contributions.
  • Excellence

The centre strives to develop and pursue higher standards and this is possible through;

  • Exhibiting quality in staffing, facilities, programs, and services
  • Promote continuous improvement of the well-being of the centre
  • Responding to necessary needs accordingly
  • Encouraging creativity, innovation, and avoid risks
  • Utilizing the systems that promote the success of pupils and employees
  • Exceeding the expectations of pupils and. stakeholders
  • Encourage decision-making through implementing ideas
  • Encourage inter-institutional cooperation and collaboration.
  • Accountability

All-sum Children Centre demonstrates responsibility for actions through;

  • Taking responsibility for pupils personal and professional growth and development
  • Continuously evaluating and improving its systems and policies
  • Establishing and communicating clearly defined and articulated goals and objectives
  • Ensuring its charitable support work adds value to the pupils and community at large
  • Demonstrate fiscal and social responsibility
  • Diversity

The center believes that our similarities and differences of its members provide opportunities for establishing a common bond and strengthening this educational goal. However, it also recognizes that these needy young ones are not at all different from any other person except our social status. It therefore promise to;

  • Link charitable individuals, groups and organizations to give services, goods, coaching, mentorship and companionship.
  • Employ a Community Educational workforce that reflects the community it serves.
  • Ensure fair and equal distribution of education facilities to all pupils.
  • Recognize, appreciate, and celebrate the strength of diversity.
  • Implement learning activities that integrate diversity topics in the classroom.
  • Seek and consider multiple points of view.

Brief history

All-Sum children Centre was established by Mr. Victor Isaacs Mushila on 6th May 2019 in the spirit of giving back to the society. The educational Centre is located at Gatina ward of Kawangware slum in Nairobi County, Kenya.

The above named founder has been voluntarily teaching and supporting several schools (Love School Educational Centre, Skylight Primary school, and September One Academy) in Kawangware slum for over ten years. He resolved to look for a room, gather the children that loiter around and offer them charitable education services. He later invited local friends, a neighbor and individuals of relevant mindset for a meeting. In attendance were:

  1. Victor Isaacs               – Founder of the project
  2. Benard ulira               – Teacher at Kaptagat Education Centre
  3. Emmy Bonareri           – Teacher at Oxford zone secondary school
  4. Winnyfridah Grace     – Student at Marist International university
  5. Belvis Kashindi           – Teacher at Skylight academy
  6. Sheldon Witava          – Who accepted the offer to care for the children

The meeting was chaired by Victor Isaacs while Bernard Ulira took minutes.

Initial progress

During the first two weeks, the turnout of the ready pupils in need rapidly raised to 13 although some came and disappeared, possibly due to poverty particularly hunger reasons because we couldn’t provide at least a meal.

Victor got few old uniforms and books from Consolata Shrine charities group.

“An item which may seem unimportant, or even useless, could make a world of difference to someone else”

Teachers Sheldon and Esther came in to support as care givers to the pupils.

Collectively the pupils got categorized from early childhood development (ECD) to class six as shown in the table below.

2019/2020 Dear friends

The following are made a smile on the faces of the children;

  • Volunteer Teachers; Winnyfridah Grace, Pauline Kananu, Emmanuel Silasi, Silvester Ndiwa, Sheldon Witaba and Benard Ulira.
  • Lunch: Fredrick Kisali provided lunch for one day a week for two months. Loise wambui and Cynthia Shikanga provided a one day lunch each.
  • Cleaning Materials: Sheillah Orono provided cleaning equipment and seven spring files for report cards filing.
  • Cups/Plates : Romanus Kiambaa provided plates and cups for the pupils
  • Christmas : Consolata Kiara donated clothing and lunch for the pupils Christmas
  • Rent (January 2020) Matthew Chepsuba

Budget (NEED)     

  Weekly Monthly Termly Annual
Rent   7,500 30,000 90,000
Lunch 2,000 8,000 32,000 96,000
Teachers’ wages   11,000 44,000 132,000
Stationary   3,000 12,000 36,000
Miscellaneous   1,000 4,000 12,000
TOTAL 2,000 30,500 122,000 366,000

Note:

  • Rent is paid for two rooms; one at Ksh. 4,000 and another at Ksh. 3,500
  • Lunch is projected to be served twice a week, each child at Ksh.50.00 including 5 teachers.
  • One teacher stays with the pupils five days a week, the rest are volunteers who come for lessons at sessions. The permanent teachers need to be paid Ksh. 6,000.00 a months, the rest can receive Ksh. 1,000.00 each on a monthly basis.
  • Other donations including prayers, partnerships, mentorship, coaching, materials like clothing, playing equipment, furniture can be of great support.
  • Stationaries include textbooks, exercise books, Pens, Pencils, erasers, sharpeners and manillar papers.

We have prepared a proposal to mobilize more support that stipulates our need.

Urgent Needs

Pupils Distribution per Class

  CLASS PUPIL’S NAME
1. PRE-PRIMARY TWO Shirleen Ouma
2. PRE-PRIMARY TWO Graysun Ngaira
3. PRE-PRIMARY THREE Yvonne Katun
4. PRE-PRIMARY THREE Michelle Kendi
5. PRE-PRIMARY THREE Ashley Lyn Mohonja
6. GRADE TWO Ernest Shinali
7. GRADE THREE Trizer Natalia
8. GRADE THREE Laurent Ayisi
9. GRADE FOUR Gladys Mambanga
10. CLASS FIVE Josephat Mutoro
11. CLASS FIVE Naomi Sauti
12. CLASS FIVE Frankline Lubisia
13. CLASS SIX Shirleen Shiahenza
14. CLASS SIX Princesfila Mideva
15. CLASS SIX Johnpaul Masengo

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Sustainability

The Centre anticipates seeking for charitable donations from individuals, groups and/or organizations. It targets to reach many children to enable them access pre and primary education. Presently the centre has only one classroom with few desks and all the pupils in the different levels just gather in it. This hinders effective teaching since the different levels have different syllabus requirements.

Education system

The education system adopted is the current standard of Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) with strict adherence to the ministry of education. However, the system is in its transition process to Competence Based Curriculum (CBC)

In terms of co-curricular activities, the Centre organizes in house activities like recitation of poems in both Kiswahili and English, art work that involves beads, drawing, painting and drama. Debate is done every Tuesday of weekly. Fashion show is done once per term and the best pupil is awarded by the director. Football, athletics and skipping the rope is played during games time from Monday to Thursday. Pupils participate in cleaning and environmental activities on Friday evening. We have plans to start class inter-class completion to identify and nurture talents among our pupils.

Staff and Staff Meetings

The Centre has three teaching staff and three non-teaching staff. Staff meeting is done twice a month. This may change in case of emergency. The director has to attend once in a month.

Board of Management (BOM)

The BOM was constituted 10th May 2019. The board is made up of five members.  This include the director who are the founders of the centre, two parents, one teacher who is the head teacher and teachers’ representative. In addition, there is a local administration representative who is the area assistant chief, our two centre neighbors and two special need representatives. The board has so far held two meetings. However, they shall be holding quarterly meetings with effect from January 2020.

SWOT Analysis

Strength

  • Availability of volunteers
  • Availability of vacant rental rooms and playground for scalability
  • Availability for a piece of land for lease
  • Has a feeding program to encourage pupils to come for the lessons
  • The centre is easily accessible
  • Availability of water, electricity and network connectivity

Weaknesses

  • Inability to carter for rental liabilities
  • Poor sanitation within environment due to the poor sewerage system

Opportunities

  • Committed parents to bring their children to the centre
  • Professional director who are able to identify and approach donors

Threats

  • Vulnerability of pupils to drugs, illicit brews and prostitution
  • Ready black market exposure to children for hard cash flow and therefore see no need to prioritize education.
  • Death of household representatives due to HIV/IDS that causes children to head family responsibly. This increases school drop out to fetch for their family needs.

Action Plan

The Centre development plans are driven by our vision, mission and core values. The plan outlines what the centre stands as a learning foundation.

The centres’ success is often when pupils achieve exemplary academic performances in line with the ministry of education curriculum and Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) guidelines.

In addition, the Centre teaches ideal character, responsibility, ability to use knowledge wisely and to participate in co-curricular activities as a way of developing creativity and uniqueness among children.

Evaluation process

To achieve and measure the specific targets outlined in the action plan, the Centre management in cooperation with other stakeholders are drafting a questionnaire to get views on performance in terms of academics, infrastructure, co-curricular activities and possible remedies of outlined challenges encountered during the learning process.

E-MAIL     :        victor254isaacs@gmail.com

Cell: +254 732 341324 / +254 722 711 684

Contact Person: Victor Isaacs Mushila

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