Currently MCO runs three primary schools and one secondary school. These include ;

  • MCO primary school: Founded in the year 1994 : School is in Mathare 4B area
  • MCO Joy Primary school: Founded in the year 1998: School is in Mathare # 10 area
  • KCO Primary School: Founded in the year 1999 : School is in Kariobangi
  • MCO Mixed Secondary School : Founded in the year 2004 : the school is in Mathare # 10 area and shares a compound with MCO Joy primary school.

Current Enrollment Numbers

School Boys Girls Total
MCO 4B 164 144 308
MCO JOY 220 255 475
MCO Kariobangi 146 151 297
MCO Mixed Secondary School 68 69 137
Total 598 619 1217


The Children are sponsored not only in MCO schools but also in other government and private schools. The children are under complementary intervention that focuses not only on their academic performance but also addresses their spiritual, economic, health, physical, social and psycho-social aspects. The program also addresses child rights and provides those affected by HIV/AIDS with support. Through these interventions MCO is able to reach over 140 households.

There has been steady enrolment in the primary schools except for MCO Mathare 4B which has experienced decline in numbers and has bad school fees payment record, partly because of community attitude, and partly because of its dilapidated condition. . The secondary school has seen remarkable improvement in enrolment since 2006. A major challenge in all the schools is lack of infrastructure and facilities that create an enabling learning environment for pupils/students. The schools have also faced the challenge of high turnover of teachers, because of poor terms of service, and also attraction to work in more secure environments