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If you are interested in volunteering, an internship or doing an elective with Porridge and Rice in Kenya, please fill in the form below and someone from the charity will make contact to discuss the process. In addition, please download and read the volunteer manual.



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Veronica and Kelvin in Class 7 at Lizpal school, a Porridge and Rice school in Ngando in the Nairobi slums, are briefly distracted by the camera during a lesson.


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Asumpta and Scola, girls at Lizpal school in the Nairobi slums, listen carefully to the lesson. Porridge and Rice is opposed to all forms of discrimination, and to this end, works hard to ensure that both girls and boys complete their schooling. Education is an effective way to combat extreme poverty and fight all forms of discrimination.


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Teacher Grace, both the class teacher of class 2 and the deputy head of Lizpal school in Ngando in the Nairobi slums, supervises her pupils while they complete exercises on the blackboard.


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Teacher Lispher at Lizpal school, a Porridge and Rice partner school in Ngando within the Nairobi slums, teaches an enthusiastic class 6 during a normal school day.


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Waikwa Lenox of Lizpal school, a Porridge and Rice partner school in Ngando within the Nairobi slums, works hard at his studies answering questions from a text book.


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The pupils of class 3 at Lizpal school in Ngando, a Porridge and Rice partner school in the Nairobi slums, smile in response to a visitor to their school during regular lesson time.


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Pupils like the smiling George Otieno from Excel School are the reason for the charity Porridge and Rice. Excel School is within Ngando, an area of the Nairobi slums.


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Standard 5 at Excel School copy down notes diligently from the chalkboard during their science lesson. Excel School is a Porridge and Rice partner school in Ngando which is a part of the Nairobi slums.


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The pupils of class 6 at Lizpal school, a Porridge and Rice partner school in Ngando which is within the Nairobi slums, are hard at work during their English lesson.


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Happiness Akoth smiles for the camera while the children of Compassion School in Githogoro within the Nairobi slums wait for their bananas after a lunch of bean stew on rice. Porridge and Rice pupils are provided with fruit for the minerals and micronutrients they contain.


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Esther Ingefu, Abigael Wanjiru and Sherry Akinyi, pupils from Compassion school in the Githogoro slum, emjoy a break from lessons after lunch.


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Teacher Grace the deputy head teacher of Lizpal school, a Porridge and Rice partner school in the Nairobi slums, shows off her new Porridge and Rice t-shirt while in the main office at Excel Emmanuel school, another Porridge and Rice partner school.


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Class two of Heri Junior school, a Porridge and Rice partner school in Mithonge, queue to wash their faces as part of the Porridge and Rice Health and Hygiene programme which combats Trachoma, a cause of blindness in Kenya.


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Teacher Fridah Kathomi of Excel school in Ngando in the Nairobi slums, poses with her pupils, Pre Primary class 2, during morning lessons.


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The pupils of Compassion in Githogoro, a slum in the Nairobi slums, are served a breakfast of Uji and sweet potato as part of the Porridge and Rice Feeding and Nutrition programme.


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Teacher Otieno and teacher Rispher, the deputy head and head of Forrester school, model their Porridge and Rice t-shirts outside the main office at the school, a Porridge and Rice partner school in Kawangware in the Nairobi slums.


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Teacher Titus, head teacher of Excel School, poses outside the freshly painted school, a Porridge and Rice school in Ngando in the Nairobi slums.


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The pupils of a Porridge and Rice partner school within the Nairobi slums, enjoy a break from lessons during which they can play.


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Break time at Compassion in Githogoro, an area within the Nairobi slums, enjoy break time, a time during which they can run and play.


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Young Samuel of Lizpal school, a Porridge and Rice partner school in Ngando, concentrates on his text book during his lesson, along with his peers in class 6.


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Pupils Richard Odongo and Timothy Mutuku from Excel school, a Porridge and Rice partner school, enjoy making faces for the camera. Excel school is located in Ngando, an area within the Nairobi slums.


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The inquisitive standard two pupils of Excel school watch visitors arrive at their school in Ngando within the Nairobi slums.


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Cynthia, a class 6 pupil from Lizpal school, concentrates on what her teacher is telling the class. Lizpal school is a Porridge and Rice partner school located in the area Ngando of the Nairobi slums.


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Pupils trundle to class early one wet, cold morning at Excel school, a Porridge and Rice partner school, based in the Nairobi slums.


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Vincent Oumaand and Loyyd Koome in Pre Primary 2 of Excel school in Ngando within the Nairobi slums, regard the person behind the camera with bemused indifference.


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Lessons require concentration and hard work for the eager pupils of standard 8 at Excel school, a Porridge and Rice partner school located in Ngando which is an area of the slums of Nairobi.


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Yvounne Mwikali in standard 6 of Excel school, a Porridge and Rice partner school, stands to see what is happening outside the classroom. Excel school is in Ngando, one of the many slum areas within Nairobi.


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There is always a final assembly for the pupils of Excel school in Ngando before they leave for home. Ngando is within the Nairobi slums and Excel is a Porridge and Rice partner school.


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It is a long day for the pupils of class 1 at Lizpal school so a nap after lunch is always appreciated by pupils like Tracy and Jimmy. Lizpal is based in Ngando within the slums of Nairobi.


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Teacher Ruth, the head teacher of Heri Junior school in Mithonge, is reknowned for her broad, welcoming smile. Heri Junior school is a Porridge and Rice partner school that draws its pupils from the Nairobi slums within which it is based.


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Teacher Nganga interacts with her pupils in Baby Class at Lizpal school. Lizpal school is one of the five Porridge and Rice partner schools in the Nairobi slums.


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The baby class of Heri Junior school wait patiently on the school steps for their teacher to take them for breakfast. Heri Junior is a Porridge and Rice school situated in Mithonge, a very deprived part of the Nairobi slums.


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At Lizpal school, Rose and Euvabeth sort Nyayo beans for the lunch stew. Lizpal is in Ngando, an area of the Nairobi slums home to some of the poorest people in the world.


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Pre primary 2 at Excel school in Ngando enjoy interacting with visitors to their school. Porridge and Rice welcomes visitors at all its partner schools whether they wish simply to learn about the work of the charity or actually work as volunteers in the charity's programmes.


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Tifan Wanjiku of Lizpal school in Ngando poses calmly for the camera. Lizpal is a Porridge and Rice partner school in the Nairobi slums.


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It's all smiles among the standard three pupils of Excel school in Ngando, a Porridge and Rice partner school with around 400 pupils drawn from the surrounding slums where some of the poorest people in the world live.


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The standard two pupils of Excel school are eager to know what is happening outside their classroom. Children around the world are inquisitive no matter where they live.


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Library time at Lizpal school in Ngando is only possible because of the many people who have donated books to Porridge and Rice for distribution among the charity's partner schools. Ngando is home to many poor people, some of the poorest in the world.


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Teacher Grace, Teacher Beth and Teacher Alice are dedicated teachers at Lizpal school in Ngando, a Porridge and Rice partner school. Teacher Beth is the head teacher of Lizpal and Teacher Grace is the deputy head teacher.


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Desmond and Juliet of Excel school look wide-eyed at the camera and visitors to their school. Excel school serves the community of Ngando, a slum area within Nairobi.


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Pupils like Shantel, Racheal, and Njeri of Lizpal school in the Nairobi slums, take a break from their science lesson. Lizpal school is in Ngando, one of the many areas of the Nairobi slums.


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The children of Heri Junior school in Mithonge within the Nairobi slums, enjoy a hot breakfast of Uji on a cold morning. Uji provides the children with energy and important nutrients.


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Mitchell Akinyi is a pupil at Excel school, a Porridge and Rice partner school since 2013. Excel school is in Ngando, on of several slums within Nairobi.


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Pupils Alice Wangari, Evans Otieno, Wayne Kizito, and Cate Aluoch of Excel school in Ngando wear their red school jumpers for a group photograph. Excel is located in the Nairobi slums in an area called Ngando.


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The pupils of Lizpal school play a traditional game with stones during their break time. Lizpal school based withn the Nairobi slums, serves the children of Ngando, some of the poorest children of the world.


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The Pre Primary one class at Excel school listen to their teacher. Excel was the first Porridge and Rice school, becoming part of the charity in 2014.


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Teacher Andrew at Excel school in the Nairobi slums leads a physical education lesson for standard five. Excel school is in Ngando, a slum area within Nairobi.


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Teacher Grace the deputy head teacher of Lizpal school pose for a group photograph with their new English text books paid for by Rotary. Lizpal is a Porridge and Rice partner school in Ngando, an area within the Nairobi slums.


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Faith and Esther, pupils at Lizpal school in Ngando, wait patiently for their teacher with their fellow pupils. Lizpal school is a Porridge and Rice partner school that became part of Porridge and Rice in 2015.


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Vallary Ouko, at pupil at Excel school in Ngando, has a stretch as she enjoys the warm weather during break time. Excel is located in Ngando, a slum area home to some of the poorest people in the world.


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Debora in class 6 at Lizpal school in the Nairobi slums writes an answer on the chalkboard. Lizpal can be found in Ngando which is a slum area within Nairobi.


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Pupils at Lizpal school clap in appreciation for an announcement made by a school teacher. Lizpal is a Porridge and Rice partner school.


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Pupils at Excel school in Ngando, head for lessons after assembly. Excel is a Porridge and Rice partner school in the Nairobi slums.


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Hysobel Ombui, Teacher Grennah's son, enjoys a mango during at lunch time at Excel school, a school supported by Porridge and Rice.


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Joy Kawira, Isaac Newton, Martha Kasyoka, Javan Okuku and Jeritah Whitney of standard five at Excel school, leave their classroom for a breakfast of hot Uji.


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Young Caleb Munene of Excel school returns to his classroom. Excel school is a Porridge and Rice partner school in the Nairobi slums, in an area called Ngando.


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Ann Atieno in Pre Primary 1 at Excel school, strides away from her classroom and fellow class mates. Excel school in the Nairobi slums, was the first Porridge and Rice partner school.


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There is no refuse collection in the Nairobi slums so litter can be found almost everywhere creating an untidy and unhealthy environment for children and adults. With the high density of people living in the slums, there are large amounts of litter everywhere.


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Children in the Nairobi slums play in the only spaces they have, spaces which are neither safe nor clean. As a result, illness spreads quickly and easily around the community.


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Angel Wangui, Felister Akinyi, and Bervine Denga of Pre Primary 2 at Excel school in Ngando within the Nairobi slums, enjoy having their photos taken.


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Houses in the Nairobi slums are no more than a room in a row of corrugated iron and wood buildings. There are no toilets, running water, and electricity in most so going the to toilet for children means going outdoors in the open or on a potty.


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Precious Wanga and Hysobbel Ombui of Pre Primary 2 at Excel school in the Nairobi slums, smile broadly for visitors. Visitors are always welcomed warmly at Porridge and Rice partner schools.


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Children at Porridge and Rice partner schools like Lizpal all start the day with hot, filling sour Uji. It provides much-needed energy and nourishment for the children of the Nairobi slums.


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Young pupils in the Lizpal School Baby class, like young Peter in the photograph, all take a nap around lunchtime to help them make it through what is a long day for small people.


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Teacher Titus, head teacher of Excel school, teaches science to the class 7 pupils. Excel school, based in Ngando within the Nairobi slums, was the first Porridge and Rice partner school.


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There is little space for children like Angela Ouko of Excel school, to play in the Nairobi slums. People live very close together without sanitation creating a crowded, unhealthy environment.


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Pupils like Caleb Munene and Angel Wanguiat of Pre Primary 2 at Excel school in Ngando within the Nairobi slums, take a break from their lesson to peer out the window to see if anything interesting is happening.


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Caleb Munene, Juliet Syombua, Vincent Ouma, Erick Wainaina, and Princess Wekesa, all pupils in Pre Primary 2 at Excel school, chat to a Porridge and Rice volunteer at break time.


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Abigail Mutheu and Emmanuel Sande at Excel school in Ngando, enjoy the time that break time provides to relax, chat or play. The schools in the Nairobi slums have limited space for children to enjoy their time between lessons.


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Caleb Munene, Juliet Syombua, Vincent Ouma, Princess Wekesa, and Felix Muuo, all pupils in Pre Primary 2 at Excel school in the Nairobi slums share a moment with a visitor to their school.


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Vincent Oumaand, Caleb Munene and Erick Wainaina of Excel school enjoy a laugh at break time. Excel school is in the Nairobi slums in an area called Ngando serving the children who live in the area.


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At Lizpal school, Titus and Sadra, enjoy rice with bean stew at lunch time, a meal provided to all pupils at Porridge and Rice partner school every day. Nyayo beans are a popular food in Kenya, high in important nutrients like Iron as well as fibre, carbohydrates and proteins.


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Collins, Victoria Ndanu, and Joan Mukami in standard two at Heri Junior, enjoy their breakfast in a quiet corner of their school. Heri School is a Porridge and Parter school in the Nairobi slums.


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After collecting hot, steaming mugs of Uji, Magdalen Kendi, Pheninah Wakonyo, and Joshua Mwendwa in standard 3 at Heri school, head for their seats to sit and enjoy their breakfast.


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Eve Nyambura and Christine Wangari in standard 1 at Heri Junior grin happily in conversation with volunteers at the school. Porridge and Rice welcome volunteers and visitors to all partner schools.


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The impish grins of Shawn Mugambi and Stephen Mwaniki in class 7 of Heri Junior school in the Nairobi slums of those of children well-fed and happy. Heri is a Porridge and Rice partner school in the Nairobi slums.


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Travis, Michelle, Natalia, Esther Hosea and Mwende from the Baby class at Lizpal school are intrigued by the visitors at their school. Lizpal is a Porridge and Rice partner school.


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Dennis, Keli, Sandra and Syombua in Pre Primary 2 at Excel School in Ngando, a slum area of Nairobi, enjoy being outside in the sunshine during break.


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A customer considers the fruit and vegetables for sale on a stall in Ngando. Ngando is an area within the Nairobi slums, and home to two Porridge and Rice partner schools.


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Young Beckam Atsango in Pre Primary 2 at Excel school, grins with delight at the affection and attention showered on him by the surrounding adults.


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Bravin Nyariki in standard 1, grins cheekily out the window of his classroom at visitors to his school, Excel, a Porridge and Rice partner school in Ngando, an area in the Nairobi slums.


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Faith Mwikali in class 1 at Lizpal school, a Porridge and Rice school, comes to school warmly dressed for a day of hard work and study. Lizpal is in Ngando, an area of the Nairobi slums.


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Class 3 at Heri Junior School in Mithonge which is an area of the Nairobi slums, stand to greet a visitor. Heri Junior is a Porridge and Rice partner school.


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Vincent Ouma, Angela Ouko, Juliet Syombua and Melvin from Excel school in Ngando, pose for a group photograph. Excel is one of 5 Porridge and Rice partner schools in the Nairobi slums.


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Excel pupils enjoy Uji for breakfast as part of the Porridge and Rice Feeding and Nutrition programme. Excel is a Porridge and Rice partner school within the Nairobi slums.


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The bubbly Ruth Mbithe, head teacher of Heri Junior school in Mithonge, sits proudly at her desk in her office. Mithonge is an area in the Nairobi slums.


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Fidel Ochieng of Pre Primary 2 at Excel peeps out the classroom to see what is happening in the school courtyard. Excel is in Ngando, an area within the Nairobi slums.


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Vivian Mwendwa and Desmond Mureithi in standard 1 at Excel school in Ngando, a Nairobi slum, show off their warm winter clothing at the beginning of the school day.


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It is the beginning of the school day at Excel, a Porridge and Rice partner school in Ngando, for Shawn Ouko, Fidel and Caleb Munene. Ngando is one of many slums within Nairobi.


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Shawn Ouko, Fidel, and an inquisitive Sandra, all in standard one at Excel school in the Nairobi slums, wait for the day of lessons to begin in earnest.


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Branice Ludenyi and Angela Indeche in Pre Primary 2 at Excel school look out the classroom window to see what Vish, a Porridge and Rice volunteer, is doing the the school grounds.


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Desmond Mureithi and Sandra in Pre Primary 2 at Excel school dress warmly on a cold winter's day in the Nairobi slums.


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Teacher Titus is head teacher of Excel school, a Porridge and Rice partner school based in Ngando, one of several slums with Nairobi.


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Branice Ludenyi and Angela Indeche in Pre Primary 2 at Excel school find activities outside their classroom more interesting than inside the classroom. Excel is one of 5 Porridge and Rice partner schools.


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For some, like Desmond Mureithi, Sandra and Fidel of Excel school in Pre Primary 2, winter is a time to dress up warm for school. Excel was the first Porridge and Rice school.


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After a lunch of vegetable stew, the children of Compassion school in Githogoro, a Nairobi slum, like to run and play in the school grounds. Compassion is a Porridge and Rice partner school in the slums of Nairobi, home to some of the poorest people in the world.


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When the teacher says to be quiet, it is time to put fingers on lips and wait for instruction as standard three at Excel school in Ngando, part of the Nairobi slums.


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Teacher Mary, deputy head teacher at Excel School, in her classroom, is the first person in a Porridge and Rice school to get an education degree thanks to the sponsorship of the charity.


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Juliet and Sandra of Excel school in Ngando, are unsure of what is expected of them when asked to pose for a photograph. Excel is a Porridge and Rice partner school in the Nairobi slums.


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Breakfast at Heri Junior for pre unit class takes a lot of organising for the adults Jane Wanjiru, Blessing Mbithe, Hope Mmbone, Joanne Mukami, Teacher Jude and Teacher Margaret. Heri Junior is a Porridge and Rice partner school based in Mithonge which is in the slums of Nairobi.


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