Desai Memorial Primary School

Kawangware, Nairobi, Kenya

Who We Are

The Desai Memorial Primary School is run by a Charity based both in the UK and in Kenya. It serves one of the toughest and poorest slum communities in East Africa. The Kawangware area of western Nairobi has about 250,000 people living in slum conditions and many thousands of children do not get the opportunity of going to School.

All the teachers live in the slum area and are initially secondary school graduates who are then trained in Desai to teach.

Desai operates for 3-14 year olds. Never-the-less it achieves some of the highest pass rates in the KCPE (Kenyan Cerificate of Primary Education) for all School in western Nairobi. It is dedicated to giving girls (50% of roll) and boys a chance in life. With a KCPE they have the chance of a job or of attending Secondary School.

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Be a part of it.

We raise £600 each month to run the School. If you could contribute £5 towards this it would greatly assist. There is a form above which you can fill in and send, or contact Fiona Godfrey at Goddard Park 01793 342342 /

I’m happy to present for 20 minutes to your group, club, or organisation on Desai: contact Mike Welsh on 07876 560 765 or