Across the area of Kambirwa there are many families living in extreme poverty. Most are barely managing to survive on income received from small scale farming. Elderly grandmothers are often left to raise young grandchildren without support.
Education in Kenya is supposed to be free however there are many 'charges' required to be paid and finding this money is a constant struggle. It is common for pupils to be sent home from school missing valuable learning time until the outstanding fee is paid.
Roko 20 provides early years education to children who are as young as 4 giving the care, food and social simulation they need. Many of these children may otherwise be left at home with an elderly relative or an elder sibling taken out of school if their parent/s are able to secure work. In these years they progress from Pre-primary 1 to Pre-primary 2 before starting Class 1.