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PROFILE OF CHANGE-MAKER

How teacher Mwangi has transformed slum schools in Nairobi

Says it is not unusual to see some students coming to school with weapons or selling drugs

In Summary
  • John Mwangi has been teaching slums schools for more than 40 years. He says he has learned to deflate aggressive behaviour and rehabilitate some. 
  • Jehovah Jireh Primary School hit the headlines in 2018 when it was reported that pupils sat on dusty floors in dilapidated classrooms.

Better than a thousand days of diligent study is a day with a great teacher, goes a Japanese proverb.

For John Mwangi, who has been a teacher in slums for almost 40 years, being human mattered ...