From the beginning of its activity in 1999, Convivium Africa has always worked in order to carry out projects in areas of high social impact, in very difficult realities, with special attention to devoloping Countries.

Kibera School

Convivium Africa’s sensibility for these countries heavy social problems focused its attention on a “twin program”  with the Kibera Primary School of Nairobi.
It was born with the aim of creating a cooperation between guys football teams , offering them  soccer uniforms and sportive implements; in July 2006, during a trip to Kenya, we understood that our action should have been deeper, in order to help these 2,500 children and their families.


  1. Building of a cooking centre for 2,500 children to allow the  preparation of meals under the respect of the hygienic rules;
  2. Building of bathrooms and lavatories for 2,500 children. At present, the students have no possibility to wash themselves in their huts, and the school is the only place where they can use toilets and  clean water; but the current structures are too old and badly equipped.


  1. Scholarships for 1 year for the Secondary School: if you let these guys  keep on studying, you avoid them to take the way of robbery, drugs and prostitution.  Annual cost per person: euros 500
  2. Buying complete school uniforms, including shoes:  cost per person euros 40,00.


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The Kenyan educational system

At the very beginning  of the 2nd Millennium UNESCO, after investigating the different African educational systems  stressed  that about 42 millions children in scholar average don’t attend the school and that half of the students hardly succeed in putting an end to their primary school.
In the comparative study, Kenya emerged among the first ones, after demonstrating that more than 65% of children actually attend to the primary school.
Considering the immediate necessity to raise the educational level, and aware that the basis of Kenya’s future is people education, in January 2008 President Kibaki courageously resolved to  adopt the “free education”, even if only for the primary school.
The first result was a strong growth of the number of students: from5,9 millions in 2002 to 7,6 millions (3,7  girls and 3,8 boys).
In order to keep his word, the Govern granted about 27% of the whole Education Minister budget for this project, but still big challenges remain to face as, for example, a heavy and insufficient structure, the consequences of national disasters (floods, dryness…)and the negative effects of AIDS
In spite of these challenges, the educational standards are improving day by day. In connection with this matter, the Govern has launched a muster, not only to the International Community, but also, and especially, to the Private sector, in order to join their strengths to the Govern’s ones in offering to an increasing number of children the possibility to attend school and not to abandon it.

 The destiny of a child who cannot go on  studying is really dramatic: only to mention that at the age of 12, girls find themselves on the way of prostitution, that is really  very spread out, also due to lots of European tourists that take advantage of it. For the boys, the alternative choices are drugs and robbery.

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