On May 16, 2023, Makini Schools, announced a free aftercare and holiday programme for preschoolers in their schools in Nairobi and in Kisumu. The programme is designed to support families with busy schedules while ensuring that learners stay engaged and inspired during school breaks with a primary focus on providing a safe and structured environment for children to learn and explore.
The aftercare and holiday programme will offer a wide range of activities, including arts and crafts, music, drama, sports, and technology (coding), to keep learners creatively engaged.
Speaking on the initiative, Makini Schools’ Regional Managing Director, Mr. Horace Mpanza highlighted that the programme was specifically created to address the requirements of working parents who often find it challenging to balance their work responsibilities with their child’s school schedule.
“We recognize the challenges faced by working parents in securing suitable childcare arrangements after school hours and during school holidays. We have listened to our parents’ concerns and in response, we believe that the aftercare and holiday programme will provide flexible scheduling options, enabling parents to fulfill their work obligations while ensuring that their children receive excellent care and gain valuable skills. This win-win situation benefits both parents and children,” said Mr. Mpanza.
He added that the programme will be complemented by the top-of-the-line facilities and a team of well-trained and experienced teachers, at the institution. “Our schools have the necessary facilities to enable learners to access a rich and stimulating learning environment even during school breaks,” he said.
The holiday programme will be offered in 4-6 week long sessions, with classes running for 2 hours on weekdays from 3:15 pm – 5:15 pm. Additional classes for upper grades are expected to be added throughout the year, offering a comprehensive range of opportunities for learners to learn and grow.
Makini Schools is committed to providing quality education, support and value to its learners and families, and the aftercare and holiday programme is yet another example of this commitment. With its comprehensive range of activities, flexible scheduling, and cost-effective approach, the programme is sure to be a valuable resource for learners and families alike.
Additionally, parents and guardians can rest assured that their children will be safe and supervised, as the programme is designed to provide a structured and secure environment for children.
The programme is free of cost and open to all pre-school learners at Makini Schools only.
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