Dignitas Project, Nairobi, Kenya

Founded in 2008, Dignitas Project partners with community based schools in informal settlements and the slums of Nairobi, strengthening leadership, improving instructional quality and providing infrastructure support to help the schools create an environment where all children can fulfil their potential. They are currently working with schools in Kawangware, Kangemi and the satellite areas of Kibera. The schools are poorly resourced; additionally, often a number of the teachers have not received formal training.

They have two programmes:

  • A leadership institute, where they provide leadership training programme over three weeks for school principals and teachers, followed by mentoring support and additional workshops aimed at skills development over two school terms.
  • Wezesha (meaning empowerment) – where they provide schools with essential infrastructure such as text books, school uniforms, desks, water tanks, toilet installations, as well as facilitate basic school improvements.


For more information, please visit their website.