School Type: Private, Rural
From a formal 8-4-4 system the school changed its model to an informal one to allow themselves to meet the specific needs of the street children they work with. This was informed by self-assessments administered to the children. The school focuses on academic, psychosocial, and spiritual wellbeing and has a model of helping street children understand and master concepts that improve their literacy and comprehension skills, as well as their math skills. On the spiritual front they work on the nine fruits of the holy spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control) and focus on one fruit at a time allowing the children to practice the virtues before moving to the next fruit. Through this psychosocial program, the assessments help them tailor their interventions to address specific emerging issues and place the children in their appropriate academic levels. Their classes are purposely located to signify the stage the child is in e.g. transition.
- The school compound has play tools built by the team and has several innovations to conserve energy in the kitchen and other facilities.