More than 20 years ago, the director Judy Nyambura started looking after about 20 of the poorest and most neglected children from the slums of Khunguro and Gitambaya (northwest of Nairobi) under the shade of a tree. Shortly afterwards, the St. Augustine Education Centre was founded. In 2009, thanks to two German interns who completed a social year there, the first cooperation between the DSN and St. Augustine Education Center was established. With the help of energetic parents and teachers of the DSN as well as donations from the 40th anniversary of the DSN, a first modest school was built in containers on a leased plot of land.
Unfortunately, the lease was terminated a few years later, again threatening the existence of the school. Through the renewed support of various parents and teachers of the DSN as well as other German schools, a plot of land was then acquired nearby and a new school was built. In 2019, the new school building was inaugurated in the presence of the then class 9 of the DSN, Mr Rainer Busch and board members of the DSN. Today, almost 400 children are taught at the St. Augustine Education Centre.
Thanks to private donations, the DSN cafeteria, led by Florian Kliem, cooked a delicious Christmas dinner for the students and teachers at St. Augustine on 17 December, bringing big smiles to 400 children’s faces.
If you are interested in finding out more about St. Augustine Education Center or maybe you are interested in getting involved, please feel free to contact Daniel Gluche (email@example.com).