Shamba means farm, symbolising growth, fertile minds and endless possibilities. This is a budding learning group where young minds explore, discover and evolve to embrace their surrounding. Learning at Shamba la Shela includes donkey riding, swimming, yoga, gardening, weaving, cooking amongst other activities embedded into the curriculum. It is a one of a kind island learning experience for our young explorers.
We now have a group of twenty two children from kindergarten to grade four.
“If we want our children to move mountains, we first have to let them get out of their chairs.” At Shamba la Shela we believe in playing as much as we believe in learning, they are the same thing actually.
“Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” It's all about relationships, the pain and the joys alike. Shamba la Shela is where the two year-olds and the third graders have lunch together.
We can modify nursery rhymes and move classes to fit what we are exploring. Anytime any day. Our teachers are our shepherds that guide our curiosity instead of purely strapping us to classrooms and textbooks.
“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken adults.” Early childhood education in Lamu is the most underrated tool of addressing our marginalised reality. We are taking a head start in shaping the game.