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Shine Academy Educational Center

Shine Academy Educational Center (SAEC) is a private pre-school and lower primary school located in the urban low income, informal
settlement (i.e. slum) of Kibera (Nairobi, Kenya). We are situated on a small property and we operate in two leased buildings with the main Olympic Estate Village.

Our name “Shine Academy” is based on the vision of its Founder, Winnie Shikutwa that children who are born and dwell in obscurity can have a future if well supported and given access to quality basic education. Starting in 2009 to expanding in 2010 as a daycare facility. SAEC was officially registered in 2014 by the Kenya Ministry of Education. From there, SAEC has continued to serve vulnerable children by offering them free education and providing free lunch meals during school days.

Our school motto is simple: We Dream — We Believe — We Shine! These students can and will participate in life with the rest of the world! Overtime, this vision is being realised and seen amongst older students that successfully graduated from SAEC and moved on to secondary school to pursue their dreams. Their futures will continue to shine even brighter!

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