In Kenya, education is very much valued, and is seen as a means to a better quality of life. Many Kenyan parents recognize the weakness of the public school education system, and therefore prefer to send their children to private schools. However, there is an acute shortage of both the teachers and the essential facilities needed to meet the minimum requirements of a good education system. Although good boarding schools exist in Kenya, not many can provide quality education for orphan children, or for children of parents who cannot afford to pay. If these children cannot get to a state school, it is very likely they will not go to school at all. Because most children from poor families are not able to attend school, their chances of attaining a better life as adults are very limited, so they are unlikely to make much contribution towards building a stable community, let alone a prosperous nation.Our school hopes to provide a happy, caring, safe and stimulating environment for orphans, and poor and vulnerable children, free from violence and harassment. This is essential in promoting personal development and learning.

In order to help the school survive, it does not restrict its intake to the poorer social classes, but will accept boarders and day students from paying families. A balance has to be kept between the two groups, there are more orphans and poor children than the school can take, and the income from families who can pay helps to support the education of those who cannot, so it is an extremely difficult area for Wangari to work in. She alone decides who to accept, and her heart is with the poor although her head knows there is a need for the income from those who can afford to pay. Equipping the region's children with relevant education is giving them an opportunity to determine their own destiny. Fighting the vicious cycle of poverty through creating educational opportunities for these orphaned and destitute children shows recognition of the vital role that education plays in empowering individuals and communities to prosper. Don't forget, the children aren't alone in benefiting because the school embraces and is embraced by the community, and also provides employment for several adults.