However, more commonly, these students never return to school. Faced with the costs of private education, many families are not able to pay, continuing the cycle of poverty as their children are forced to start working and earning money in their early teenage years. These kids are unlikely to ever advance beyond primary education and face a life of hustling each day to make ends meet.
For the fortunate students who move onto secondary school, additional challenges are waiting. Throughout primary school, all instruction is done in Swahili, the official language of Tanzania. However, once they start secondary school, all subjects are now taught in English. The basic, rudimentary English classes in primary school do not adequately prepare them to become fully immersed in English in secondary school. Many students struggle and drop out. Kyosei provides these students with preparatory training in secondary subjects like mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, geography, history, civics, Kiswahili and English, aid in the enrollment process and the necessary tools to retake and succeed the national level exams