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  • Education
  • Poverty relief
  • Young people

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Shirikiana was formerly established in September 2022 as a CIO dedicated to supporting children and young people in deprived and/or inaccessible areas of the World who might otherwise be denied access to education. Our work in particular has been focused on supporting the MUKURU OUTREACH ACADEMY in a deprived area of Nairobi, Kenya.


Starting in 2015, and prior to the creation of Shirikiana, the work of providing support to the Mukuru Academy has been conducted on a personal basis through many teaching and relationship building visits and through focused financial support – the latter being made possible through various fundraising activities as well as through the generosity of a small dedicated team of individual donors.

In partnership with the academy’s headmaster, funds have been raised to enable a variety of particular projects and initiatives with the intention of furnishing the academy with the necessary facilities for it to function as a safe and effective educational establishment.

During visits to Mukuru, we helped to facilitate music and mathematics classes and were able to involve the pupils in the composition of a school song - ‘In Mukuru’.

​In Mukuru and other schools across Kenya (in both urban and rural areas) we were able to make donations of musical instruments and art equipment, participate in school activities, give tuition, discuss principles of education with the directors of the schools
and forge links with schools we have worked with and been part of in the UK.

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