Our School Transition Class provides a safe, nurturing, educational environment that enables the child to slowly readjust to a more structured way of life: for example: relating to adults in authority; lengthening their concentration period and adjusting to being within four walls.
During this time, our staff work to trace the child’s family and work alongside them to address the problems the family are facing. If appropriate, a parent or guardian might become involved in Turning Point’s Finance Programme, giving them the chance to start a small business and earn a steady income.
Each child that comes to Turning Point is assessed by our qualified and experienced teachers and any gaps in the child’s education are addressed over the course of the next 12 months. There are two teachers in Transition Class, teaching up to 35 children across Standards 1 to 7.
In addition to educational classes, life skills and counseling are also provided to help children get their lives back on the right path. We also provide children with access to regular meals and healthcare, ensuring they grow to become strong, healthy, young adults.
Once the child has been in Transition for a year, we assist the child in returning to school and support them to complete their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education.
At this point in time, depending on the marks achieved, we either enable the child to continue with their education at Secondary School or offer the child a chance of undertaking a vocational skills course.