Creating pathways to empowerment

The Clay International Secondary School was started as a free coeducational school in 2005 to support rural students in Kenya whose families could not afford public high school fees.

Completely funded by private donors through Project Education Inc., (PEI) Clay School is a unique collaboration with parents, students, and a Kenyan staff of educators and mentors.

126 Clay boys and girls live on campus in boarding facilities, and 12 faculty members live in campus housing, in the remote village of Ngomano, in Makueni County 110 miles from Nairobi.

Clay students are able to pursue their dream of getting an education in a challenging, enriched, and safe learning environment to which they wouldn’t have otherwise had access.

“I never let myself dream of going to high school but now at Clay, I have big dreams of being a teacher or having a business.”

– What’s Happening –

2018 Year in Review

WOW, it seems impossible to believe, but Clay’s 14th year has just come to an end. Who knew back in 2004 we would someday say congratulations to our 300th graduate and our 10th graduating class? In November of this year, however, both things came true. We have now supported 450+ young people on their educational journey. In this work, each of you has personally impacted all of Clay’s students. If we were all together our students, Alumni and their families would give you a cheer, a clap, or a heartfelt ASANTE SANA – THANK YOU! Read More

Three of Clay’s finest attended Harvard!

Imagine the improbability of three 17-year-old Clay students from remote, parched villages in southeast Kenya, where roads aren’t paved and infrastructure is absent, arriving in Cambridge, MA to participate in a course on Water Engineering and Resources at...

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Clay Students to Attend Harvard Summer Program

And they need your help... It is with great pride that I share the exciting news with you that three extraordinary Clay School students have been accepted with scholarships into a summer intensive program at Harvard's John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied...

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