Establishment of “The Big Heart Secondary School” for girls in Kenya

Project: Establishment of “The Big Heart Secondary School” for girls in Kenya
Implementing Partner:  UNHCR
Geographic location: Kenya
Budget: AED 3,666,004 – USD 998,109
Beneficiaries: 360 girls per year
Timeframe:  June 2020 – September 2021

Established by TBHF with the funding of Sharjah Charity House and in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the first-ever boarding secondary school for girls in the area provides 360 students annually — both refugees and girls from the surrounding host community — access to high-quality education and safe boarding facilities. The school fills a major gap in secondary education requirements of girls in the target communities in Kenya, where only five per cent girls had access to secondary education. offers a safe and secure learning environment that caters to the educational needs of girls. It provides boarding facilities and a library to girls from the refugee and hosting communities who face various social challenges such as early or forced marriage, child labour, unaccompanied minors, separated children, and disabled girls.