Shanzu Educational Centre is a project of Nyaeri Self Help Group a community based organization with its operational base in Shanzu Village, Mombasa, Kenya. The Centre was established in 2003 with the goal of providing educational support to children abandoned, orphaned by the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the less privileged.
It all started as an idea which was later put into action, first the land upon which the School sits is a donation from one of the members of the community who agreed with the idea and support the initiative. The nobility of the idea of taking education to the less privileged kids of Shanzu community has received immense support so far though with her fair share of challenges.
The school offers both formal education and informal education. The formal education consists of basic primary school education following the 8-4-4 curriculum while the informal education entails training in dressmaking/tailoring and entrepreneurial skills, and yet to start are; carpentry and joinery, welding and fabrication, computer, masonry and welding.
The Centre was established with the goal of providing formal and non-formal education to the community members as a means of preparing them to venture into venturing into sustainable self reliant ventures.
Educate the less privileged. Alleviate poverty through Education. Bring up a responsible and dignified society.
"Discipline, hardwork for success"