About the NSSPT

About Nairobi Slum Schools Project Trust

The mission of the NSSPT is simply to help improve the prospects for the children within the slums by providing sustained educational facilities, essential healthcare, and where possible a little bit of More »

Out Fundraising with the NSSPT Van


100% of all money raised is used to pay for the education of the Red Roof Academy children.  There are no marketing or administration costs.  What you raise goes directly to the More »

Make a donation to help kids in the Nairobi Slums


All donations will go directly to funding our projects on the ground in Nairobi.  Your support is much appreciated. More »

Visit to Nairobi 2011 video and newsletter

NSSPT 2011 trip to Nairobi

In February, seventten volunteers from Jersey and Belfast took off to the Kwa-Njenga slums to help the NSSPT’s work in the area.  Information about the visit can be found in the 2011 newsletter, as well as this beautifully edited video footage.  Thanks to everyone who came!

Run to the Beat Half Marathon Fundraiser

Run to the Beat Sponsorship

On Sunday 25th September, Phil de Gruchy will be running 13.1 miles across East London in the Run to the Beat half marathon.

All funds raised will go to the NSSPT, a charity run by members of Phil’s wife’s family.  The money goes directly into running a school in the slums of Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi, as well as supporting other local projects such as the supply of clean water.  The charity does not spend money on marketing so all money raised will go directly to Africa.

Please us the form on the right to donate.  Please give generously.  🙂

What are the Nairobi Slums?

Red Roof Academy from the air

Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya.  It’s centre is like any modern city but on its parimeter lie vast stretches of densely populated shanty towns, consisting of corrigated iron huts.  55% of Nairobi’s population live in these Slums.

Life is a constant struggle for the inhabitants of The Slums.  Clean water is at a shortage, employment is nearly non existant and HIV and AIDS is at epidemic levels.  The worst of these slums is called Mathare.  Most have come to live in Mathare as the result of a trip gone bad. Most sold what little they had on their farms hundreds of miles away to come to the city where it is rumored that there are good paying jobs. The jobs don’t exist and when the migrants run out of money they end up in the slums. Most have been here for decades. In their own way, they become comfortable there.

What is the NSSPT doing to help?

Children helped by NSSPT

The NSSPT has taken the stance that through educating the young, the situation for current and future generations of the Nairobi Slums can be improved. Our focus is to provide educational facilities for four to eleven year old children.

Paul Bell, Director of the NSSPT, began the plight in 1999 when he was struck by the horrendous poverty and conditions in slums when on holiday in Kenya.  Paul and his family continue to travel to the slums a least a couple of times each year to progress the various projects the charity is undertaking.  Like all the volenteers that travel to Kenya with the charity, the travel costs are self funded so that all donations can go direct to the projects. 
The first school to to receive NSSPT money, was called The Top Mark Academy, a temporary corrigated iron building in the middle of the Mathare Slums.  This facility teaches 110 children and has seven teachers.  It has been up and running for a number of years.

Visit to Nairobi 2007

Red Brick Academy Netball Team

On February 14th 2007 a party of 14 people, six from Jersey and eight from Belfast went to Nairobi to see the progress of our new school in Kwan Jenga Slum and open “The Red Roof Academy”. Parents and children alike attended the opening celebration on 23rd, when the district officer of Embakasi declared the school officially open. A grand party was held afterwards with food and drink for everyone.

The first intake of children will be on May 7th when the new school term begins. Initially, there will be three classes of 20 children, with the numbers gradually increasing. Uniforms, books and equipment have already been purchased for the new intake so it will be great to get photos of the new children in “The Red Roof Academy”.