Today we have the privilege of visiting the children at Soweto Academy, as school is back in session – woohoo! Soweto is home to over 500 students, Grade 1-6. About 310 students are orphans or from single parent dwellings. The remaining 200 students have some kind of extended family (grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc) who help to look after them.
Soweto’s school principal, Mr. Johnstone Makabwa, is very pleased with the academic performance of the children. A recent news article states that Soweto Academy is now rivaling top schools in national results. Not only did all the students pass their exams, but the average score of SA students was 320 (out of 500), which is 15% higher than the national average! Mr. Makabwe emphatically states that the secret to SA’s success is 1) God, and 2) food. Because of the high quality food received by Feed the Hungry, students are able to concentrate and excel at their academic endeavours, and will become the future leaders and professionals of Kenya!