Shining Star was founded by Donsje designer and owner Floor Slingeland and her husband Skief. While living in Nairobi, the couple felt overwhelmed by the suffocating poverty of children living in city slums and decided to set up the school in cooperation with a Kenyan teacher, Judy Nzomo.
"We felt a great need to intervene during the most crucial formative years of a child's life. The children love playing, drawing, writing and reading at Shining Star. They really benefit from the specialist early learning teaching provided by qualified staff in a loving and nurturing environment".
The lack of Early Childhood Development (ECD) education in Kenya is one of the main reasons why around 25 per cent of children do not attend primary school.
Shining Star ECD Centre was established to help address this need. Having opened its doors in September 2010, the Centre offers nursery schooling and free meals to children in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. The Centre's goal is to give these children a solid base to help them shine in life.
We believe every child deserves a chance to a bright future, no matter what their social or economic background. Every year Shining Star helps to give over 100 kids a better start in life.
Donsje donates a part of its profits to the Shining Star foundation.
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