THE SCHOOL SYSTEM IN KENYA
The School system in Kenya is based on a 6-6-6 system, where the kids go to lower primary school for 6 years, 6 years in upper primary school and 6 years on university. Besides that, there are 2 years in kindergarten. There are both private and public schools and both schools have options for day- and bording school.
Public School as day school: Beeing paid by the Ministry Of Education and here the parents have to pay for uniforms and some times for school tools.
Public School as bording school: Bording fees are paid by the parents and the price can be different from school to school, but the average level is between 60 USD to around 150 USD per term.
Private Schools: Everything is paid by the parents, both day school and bording school. Also here the prices are different from school to school in regards to performance and standard and they are much better than the public schools academically and even in terms of infrastructures, though they are more expensive. The fees can range between 100 USD to even 400 USD per term and it’s the same with high schools.
The Village School in Mara Rianda, which intirely is a private School, is very dependent of donations from turists and other private donors, in order to maintain the big amount of pupils. In the nearby masai village, the turists are paying a fee to get a guided tour, and a part of this amount goes to the village schol.
Donations have played a important role in raising the school to where it is today and it will keep on growing in the future, thaks to a lot of generous and helpfull people, who wants to make a difference. In the 6 years we have been suporting the school, it has grown to allmost the double amount of pupils and have turned into both a day school and a bording school.