Kenya Children's Homes

Jonathan Gloag Academy

Jonathan Gloag Academy (JGA) was opened in 2002 to offer a high standard of primary education to the children of KCH and local fee-paying children, from kindergarten level to class eight.

Within the first five years of operation, the school had already become one of the most successful schools in Nairobi with 100% of its Class 8 children passing their national examinations for progression to senior school.

Due to its excellent reputation, there is now a constant waiting list for entry to JGA. In order to allow for this increased demand for places, building extension work commenced on JGA in January 2012 to provide room for a higher intake of pupils, with further building works/extensions since.

In addition to providing an excellent standard of education to its pupils, JGA also houses a kindergarten training academy for trainee teachers, providing jobs to some of these teachers and other local people.

The school also acts as a huge income generator for the orphanage with proceeds from fees going towards both the running of the school and the home, thus helping KCH take steps towards self-sufficiency – a major goal of the organisation.