In December 2002 the Kenyan Government implemented the introduction of free and compulsory education for Primary Schools. One major problem with this is the requirement of the children to be enrolled in Nursery school before progressing to Primary School. The Nursery Schools were not included in the free education system meaning that families needed to pay for their child to attend Nursery School before moving on to Class One of Primary School.
The Walk Centre provides free Nursery School for the children of the Hilton Slums and the surrounding area. The school currently caters for roughly 200 students, teaching a combination of Swahili, Maths, Science and English. Once the children have completed Nursery School they move on to the local Primary School and they continue to attend The Walk Centre for their meals.
It is a requirement of the Primary Schools that the children have a uniform, stationery supplies and the child must also bring their own desk. The Walk Centre assists the students with these provisions wherever possible. Once the students have completed their exams they are enrolled into High School. The fees for High Schools vary depending on the school, but the majority are approximately 5000Ksh per term (approx £40).