Dream Education Centre is a small school with a big heart! Located in an under-served area of Nairobi, it aims to give disadvantaged children a good education in an atmosphere of love. Both the teachers and the students know the meaning of resiliency. The teachers were determined to make Dream a reality, and the students are determined each day to do well in spite of the difficult circumstances many of them face at home. The school was born in 2014 after its predecessor, The Sunrise of Africa School, moved to the Nairobi suburbs where land was more affordable. A group of teachers could not imagine sending the children they had taught at Sunrise back to their slum existence with no hope for a good education. And so they opened Dream at the same location, working tirelessly and often without pay to keep the school afloat. Dream is stable now, moving in 2019 from its over-crowded and noisy compound to a bright, clean, and peaceful temporary facility. The school plans to build a permanent school building on the adjacent 1/2 acre by 2022.
The Dream community feels like a family. Classes are small, and the teachers work to meet the individual needs of the students. Dream exposes the children to possibilities and encourages them to develop their own talents. The children are happy and confident and supportive of each other. They are gaining a practical sense of God’s love for them.
Why the name Dream Education Centre? Because the school was designed “to help each student fulfill his or her dream and become a strong and contributing member of the global community.” A hand-written sign that greets visitors to the school says a lot, “When you enter this loving school, consider yourself one of the special members of an extraordinary family.”