Culture and Ethos

Starehe is exceptional, not only in fostering outstanding academic success among severely disadvantaged students, but in encouraging them to use that privilege wisely.

Four guiding principles contribute to creating the unique culture that enables Starehe students to flourish in school and in life:


Starehe students are encouraged to see their school as home, and to treat each other with respect as ‘brothers’ and ‘sisters’ regardless of social and religious background. read more

Educating the whole person

Starehe promotes spiritual and personal welfare as well as academic attainment, developing responsible, fully-rounded individuals. read more


Students enjoy authentic ownership of their school, and take a leading role in its daily operation with the support of a comprehensive and well-organised ‘Prefectorial force’ read more


For the past 45 years, Starehe Boys’ Centre has run a Holiday Service Scheme, encouraging boys to volunteer their time to help other people, whilst also gaining valuable work experience. read more

Click here to see how we make a difference to individual students, and through them, to the aspiration and success of a wider Kenyan society.

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Students at Starehe Boys' Centre singing at their inter-house music festival

Starehe is a byword for integrity, giving former students a powerful platform for influencing change and building prosperity in Kenya - and beyond

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