MPC opened the doors of St. Michael’s Secondary School to 45 students into Form 1 in January 2008. All students live in the local villages around Mukuru. These pioneer students have now completed the four years of secondary school, and have gained excellent results in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education. Sixteen out of forty candidates are eligible for entry to university, and the remainder for other further education. The total student population is now 160 from Form I through to Form IV. Facilities include a Science laboratory, Computer Laboratory, library and prayer room.
The basketball court is now completed with a tarmac surface and four walls of fencing, thanks to a generous donor. Another games area is now being developed - for volley ball, again with thanks to another generous donor.
We envisage expansion of the Secondary School to two streams (that will double the number of students) as soon as funds are available for the development. In the meantime we continue to improve the current spaces available to enhance the environment for both students and teachers.
St Michaels is proud of its ability to provide a caring environment and to foster a positive approach to all aspects of life within the school community and beyond.
“EDUCATION OUR HOPE”
“ELIMU TUMAINI LETU”;
MPC runs a sponsorship program to enable students who qualify, but who cannot afford to pay fees to access post-primary education. In 2012, we have 195 students sponsored to secondary school, 8 to tertiary level, 3 to skills training, and 19 students with special needs attending appropriate schools. In addition, we have 40 pupils sponsored to primary education. These pupils are either orphans, or ex-street boys who have passed through our rehabilitation program.
This program relies on many individual and local corporate donors to continue to provide opportunity to students who would otherwise not fulfil their potential. Most of the students are graduates from our four primary schools. During the year, the social workers conduct home visits of all Class 8 pupils, to assess eligibility for sponsorship. We do require a certain grade achievement in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education and the social assessment that confirms that the family is needy. We greatly appreciate our donors to this sponsorship program.