The Turning Point trust works with street children living in the Kibera slum in Nairobi. These children go to the streets out of poverty, many cannot afford to attend school. These children may have dropped out of school when money ran out or may have never started school.
Our 'Transition Class' accepts any street children up to the age of 18 who come to our compound in the slum, here they recieve informal education according to what level of schooling they have already completed. After one year of 'catching up' in transition they enter a local government primary school, once accepted Turning Point support them financially all the way through primary school and secondary if they get the right grades.
Alongside their classes children in Transition receive two meals each day, health care when required, counseling and can take part in play and extra curricular activities. Many of the children that have passed through Transition class have shown a marked change in their behaviour, responding to the individual care they receive, they choose to try their best in school and show regular attendance. Before starting the transition class, children sent straight to school from the street with no preparation would soon drop out of school and reutrn to the streets.