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2 Kenyan Schools Among Top 10 in World Ranking

Regarding conservation, two Kenyan schools have been ranked among the top ten globally.

Both made the shortlist for the World’s Best School Prize for Environmental Action: Silibwet Secondary School, a government institution in Nyahururu, Nyandarua County, and Children in Freedom School in Nakuru.

The Institution Educativa Municipal Montessori sede San Francisco of Colombia emerged victorious with the ultimate award.

According to World’s Best School Prizes, the school has significantly contributed to the struggle against local deforestation, soil erosion, and the impacts of global warming.

Peter Mambuti, principal of Silibwet Secondary School, described the victory as the institution’s crowning accomplishment in the fight against climate change.

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Silibwet Secondary School Principal Peter Mambuti expressed his excitement, stating that it is the best news ever and signifies global recognition for their efforts in environmental conservation.

He says the school has led tree cultivation and environmental conservation advocacy.

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He attributed this achievement to the collective efforts of students, parents, and teachers, emphasizing that they have once again placed the country on the world map.

Children in Freedom School, an autonomous educational institution in Nakuru, was also included in the top ten shortlists due to its efforts to challenge societal norms and foster profound feelings of pride, critical thinking, innovation, and entrepreneurship in its pupils.

The school, founded in 2017, endeavors to integrate African values into the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) through attire and expression.

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Dr. Utheri Kanayo, a former researcher and lecturer at Cambridge University, founded the institution. In partnership with her spouse, Okuu Kanayo, a former software engineer for Hewlett-Packard (HP), she founded the educational institution.

The primary school garnered the interest of the residents of Nakuru on account of its distinctive sartorial choices, well-designed classroom spaces, and the liberties afforded to its students during their time there.

Although traditional uniforms are worn by most schools nationwide, the children attending the facility adorn themselves in garments that draw inspiration from African cultures.

Parents also have the option to style their children’s hair according to their preferences, which comes at a time when certain public schools have come under scrutiny for expelling students with dreadlocks.

SPARK Soweto, an independent primary and kindergarten school in Johannesburg, South Africa, partially funded by the government and recognized as the recipient of the World’s Best School Prize for Community 2023, is among the other contest victors.

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SPARK Soweto emerged victorious after competing against William Henry Burkhart Elementary in the United States and Escola Municipal Professor Edson Pisani in Brazil, among the top three finalists for the award.

According to the press release, Vikas Pota, Founder of T4 Education and the World’s Best School Prizes, congratulated SPARK.

Vikas Pota stated that the school’s leadership, vision, and culture were what made the significant moment possible. He expressed pride in bestowing the World’s Best School Prize for Community Collaboration 2023 upon the school.

Additionally, the World’s Best School Prizes 2024 applications are now being accepted. In the wake of COVID-19, the five World’s Best School Prizes—for Community Collaboration, Environmental Action, Innovation, Overcoming Adversity, and Supporting Healthy Lives—celebrate schools worldwide for their immense contribution to societal progress and the critical role they play in shaping the next generation of learners.

The winning schools will divide a $50,000 prize fund the following year.

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2 Kenyan Schools Among Top 10 in World Ranking

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