Compass School: Kenya

Compass School is a centre for orphaned and vulnerable children in Thogoto, just outside Kikuyu. Kenneth Njoroge, the patron of the school, explains the school’s purpose: “When many of the children first came here they were slow, sickly and angry because of their plight. Now they are healthy, active and jovial. Many were illiterate. Now most can read, write and add up. The school has given them hope and a sense of optimism. Now they see themselves as normal children, before they felt abandoned and forsaken”.