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Would you like to exchange letters with children at our school?

Do you work at, or know of, a school or children’s/youth group that would like to exchange letters with the children at our school and/or work on joint projects? If so, please get in contact with us.

Children in class

Children in class

Christ’s Victory Centre is a mixed nursery and primary school located in the Githurai area of Nairobi run by a registered Community Based Organisation. We have 280 students aged between 3 and 20. In Kenya children normally leave primary school at age 13/14, but some of ours are older as they have missed out on education and are catching up. Around 60% are refugees, the majority from DR Congo and South Sudan, and the rest are Kenyan, mostly from poorer families.

Linking with us is a great way for children to make new friends and learn about different countries and cultures, the reality of life in Kenya, and the additional challenges faced by refugees. As our name suggests, the school runs on Christian principles but we accept children whatever their religious beliefs and are happy to link with schools/groups from any or no religion. As we do not have computers at school, we would prefer to exchange letters by post.

We are not expecting schools/groups to fundraise for us (although they can if they want to) but as a school with very limited resources we do request help with the cost of postage.

Please share this with anyone you know who may be interested!


School reopens for new term

Today our school reopened after the holidays 🙂 The picture shows the children is assembly this morning.

If you would like to make a donation to help us run the school please visit our fundraising page.

Children is assembly

Children is assembly

New textbooks

The new textbooks we have bought. Thank you again to everyone who made this possible 🙂






Last day of term

Yesterday was the last day of term, so the school is now closed for the holidays.

Children in assembly on the last day of term

Before closing we held an assembly where the teachers talked to the children about how they did during the term and encouraged them to keep learning. We will reopen on 3 May.

Children in assembly on the last day of term


Alice from the US volunteering at CVC

Alice Viau from Kentucky in the US has been volunteering at CVC for the last few weeks. She has been working with children who need some extra help to improve their English language skills and also doing some administration tasks. Thank you Alice 🙂

Alice teaching English

If you would like to volunteer, you can find more information on the volunteer with CVC page.

Alice with some of the CVC children

Alice teaching English

Money for textbooks has been raised!

We are delighted to report that someone (who wishes to remain anonymous) has donated the full amount required to buy the books. This is wonderful news and will make a huge difference to the children at our school. THANK YOU!

Children and teacher in class

Children and teacher in class

We still welcome donations to cover other costs such as buying school supplies, reading books etc.

Fundraising for new textbooks – can you help?

We have finally received the list of new books that we need to buy because of the changes to the Kenyan primary school curriculum. We want to buy them as soon as possible – it is not easy to teach children without the correct textbooks – so are appealing for your help to raise the money required.

Children and teacher in class

The total cost for all the books is 159,760 Kenyan Shillings (around US$1597). We have already raised 46,000 Shillings (US$460), so we still need another 113,760 Shillings (US$1137).

The easiest way to donate is through our fundraising page on M-Changa. If you prefer to use a money transfer service like Western Union or MoneyGram, or pay money directly into the school’s bank account, please get in contact with us.

Please share this appeal with your family and friends.

Thank you in advance for your support 🙂

Click here to see a full budget for the books required

Update on fundraising for textbooks

So far we have raised 46000 shillings (around US$460) towards the cost of buying new textbooks. Thank you 🙂

Children in class

Although everything was supposed to be ready for the new curriculum to start at the beginning of this year, this is not the case and there is a lot of confusion about exactly how and when it will be rolled out. The book list we were given in November was not correct and we are still waiting for the Ministry of Education to release the corrected version. This means that we do not know which books we will need to buy and how much they will cost. Once we have more information on what is happening we will let you know.

CVC opens for new school year

We have opened for the new school year!

Children with donated Bibles

We currently have 251 students and are still expecting a few more to return over the next few days. Because of the changes in the curriculum this year, Kenyan schools now only have two pre-primary classes instead of three. This means we will no longer have a Baby Class for the youngest children, so will have a few less students than we did last year.

Children with donated school supplies

At the beginning of term we gave out exercise books and other school supplies donated by Tools With A Mission (TWAM) and AVSI. Most of the Bibles donated by TWAM have been given to the older children to help them in Religious Education, and we have kept a smaller supply for teachers to use with other classes. When children leave the school, they will return their Bible which will be passed onto another child.

Children with donated Bibles

We will post a separate update on the fundraising for text books soon.

Children with donated school supplies

Children with donated Bibles


Thank you Tools with a Mission

Thank you Tools with a Mission (TWAM) for sending us school supplies, Bibles and sewing machines 🙂

School supplies, Bibles and sewing machine from TWAM

Sewing machine from TWAM