Children in Freedom School, a learning institution in Nakuru, was ranked among the top 10 best learning institutions worldwide in the latest T4 Education Initiative rankings.
The school, which was ranked under the Overcoming Adversity category, was crowned for its strong brace for the African culture.
Unlike other Kenyan learning institutions that are guided by post-colonial curriculums, Children in Freedom School is guided by a curriculum influenced by Afrocentrism which strongly emphasizes learning traditional African languages and history.
According to Kenyans, Many students at the school wear African attire and ‘lesos’ to school as the institution does not follow the Ministry of Education’s Uniform guidelines.
“Students also learn public speaking, as well as critical thinking, innovation, and entrepreneurship. As a result, the learners are literate and multilingual by the age of three,” T4 education noted.
T4 Education added that Children in Freedom School was also recognized for proving that African children thrive and flourish when the curriculum is tweaked to boost to address specific needs.
“These approaches have developed a deep sense of pride, self-efficacy, and identity among the students. It encouraged children to embrace their skin color, natural hair color, and brilliance. The school also adopted African prints and outfits, as well as promoted the powerful African value of ‘Ubuntu,” added the organization.
Other schools in the top 10 were Cadoxton Primary School(Wales, UK), Colegio Impacto de MAIA(Guatemala), Escuela Litoral Austral(Chile), Feversham Primary Academy(England, UK) , Colegio Campestre ICAL(Chía, Colombia) Government Girls Day Secondary School (Sokoto, Nigeria), Physics and Mathematics Specialized School (Armenia), Snehalaya English Medium School (India), and the Max Rayne Hand in Hand School (Jerusalem, Israel).