Five Star is located in Kangemi at Kang’ora village along Kangemi-Kawangware road near Nairobi River. The Five Star Academy seeks to provide a school for needy children. Our objective is to help the children escape the bonds of poverty and hopelessness by providing education, life skills, values and a caring environment that will empower them to successfully move into the mainstream of society. We aim to create a challenging learning environment that encourages high expectations for success through development-appropriate instructions that allow for individual differences and learning styles. Our school promotes a safe, orderly, caring, and supportive environment. Each student’s self-esteem is fostered by positive relationships with students and staff. We strive to have our parents, teachers, and community members actively involved on our students’ learning.
Why Five Star?As the name suggest, Five Star stands for the five main objectives among other important ones. The school works for: 1. Enhancing self-esteem and a feeling of self-worth by valuing each person’s own worth through a happy, caring, enriching and secure environment. 2. Encouraging girl education as well as boy education. 3. Eradication of poverty through education. By exposing learners to their talents, abilities and enhancing their creativity and eliminating them from the old-school belief that it is always good job waiting for them after school. 4. Enhancing cultural diversity to encourage cultural understanding, tolerance and the enjoyment of diversity. By exposing students to different cultures through a well-planned cultural activities mindful of the views and beliefs of others. 5. By promoting positive attitudes towards the host country, Agikuyu, through study of its main languages Gikuyu and the city’s physical and cultural diversity.