Daisy Academy is a school campus in Bukura, Kenya run by Carolyne Ashiono, a gifted educator and administrator. Carolyne has dedicated all her adult life to humanitarian work and particularly, developing and leading school programs.
Until 2003, Kenya had no public education. When Kenya reinstate public schools, children were required to wear uniforms and shoes, and be able to pay school fees, all of which continue to create barriers for the education of many families. Public education ends at 8th grade with any additional education that children receive beyond 8th grade must be paid for by families. The average boarding school cost average between $1,600 to $2,000 per school year and is out of reach for many families.
In 2012, Lifting Lives was a participating partner in developing a Daisy Academy school campus. Lifting Lives (under the previous name, ICEF) participated as a donor to the land purchase and the initial construction. Temporary structures were put in place immediately and a spacious 4-classroom structure was designed and construction commenced.
Today Daisy Academy serves more than 300 children from preschool age until eighth grade. The school is working toward the goal of building a high school on campus. Daisy Academy not only provides an opportunity for education to those who do not have access, but the quality of the education is superior. Daisy Academy has been ranked as one of the top schools in the area!