Daisy's Centre Academy School
Daisy School was started, with the help of donors, by Carolyne Daisy in 2013. The initial 65 students were orphans or from families too poor to afford food, let alone school fees. This K-8 school has grown to approximately 350 students who receive a free meal each day in addition to a quality education. Daisy School’s academic performance has drawn the attention of many, including other school officials and the Kenyan Ministry of Education. In spite of their poverty, Carolyne’s students have scored the highest of 84 schools in the region for the last several years!
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
How it Began
Carolyne Daisy grew up an orphan in the rural town of Bukura, Kenya. Abandoned by her parents as a toddler, she slept in a potato sack on the dirt floor of her grandmother’s grass-roof hut. She and the other children, Granny cared for, ate only a small bowl of porridge, if any, each day.
Granny was a woman of faith and positive attitude. On the days she had only boiled water to comfort their empty stomachs, she prayed over it, cheerfully telling the children, “God will bless us with food tomorrow.”
Carolyne began her education by sneaking into school as often as she dared. If caught, she was whipped and sent home because she could not pay school fees. Later, as a young teen she was able to receive an education through the help of her uncle.
Today, Carolyne, with the same faith and positive attitude as her grandmother, runs Daisy School near her childhood home of Bukura, Kenya. Most of the students come from situations similar to her own.
Information on Daisy School in Rural Kenya
"Building a society where a girl child is respected and valued" is the dream of Carolyne Ashiano. With a lot of hard work and luck Carolyne was able to receive an education in Nairobi even though she was originally raised in the rural area of Kenya, and after being the headmistress of 850 students at the Kwa Watoto school in Nairobi for the past 10 years she has not forgotten her roots and the promise to return and help the girls. There are very few opportunities for the girls in the rural area of Kenya to receive an education and therefore a lack of education is carried on throughout the generations. "The girl child will lean on us today, but by lifting her to greater heights through education and providing her life skills we will lean on her tomorrow!"
Education For Generations wants to help Carolyne realize her dreams and be a part of making this a reality for her by providing funds to build this school. You also can be a part of this dream with your donations and fundraisers, and 100% of your donations will go directly to the costs of building the school.
Our goal as Education for Generations and the Daisy School Foundation is to help Carolyne and her staff continue to inspire, educate and feed vulnerable students while she implements additional business plans to bring Daisy School to self-sufficiency. With your help we can accomplish these goals!
Our vision is to be the leading provider of holistic education to kids in a manner that will enable them grow into respected and responsible adults who are adequately empowered to live better lives and actively take part in nation building.
Our mission is to transform the life of children in Kenya and raise a generation of self-reliant individuals with high moral standards, exceptional intelligence and unquestionable integrity.
It is our conviction that women are the fundamental pillars of every human society. They are capable of achieving intellectual, economic and leadership independence. All we need to do; is give them a chance at the right time by equipping them with the right form of education in an enabling environment that will help unlock their potential to greatness.