We are a British registered charity, raising funds to help support education in the slums of Kibera, just outside Nairobi. The word ‘Kanzi’ means ‘Hidden treasure’ which, we believe, relates to the unlocked potential of children in Kibera; destined for a life of poverty if they are unable to gain an education.
Because the people living in Kibera are viewed as squatters by the Kenyan government, the education provision is inadequate for the many children who grow up there. As a result of this, informal schools are created by individuals who believe in the importance of education. We have connected with four such schools and pledged to help them, in any way we can, to reach their goal of raising these children out of poverty through the gift of education.
Our mission is based on four core values. These are: