JOINING STAREHE BOYS’ CENTRE
Starehe Boys’ Centre is a charitable institution for bright but poor boys, giving them a unique holistic education.
Our mission is to provide care and education for boys in need and inspire them to transform into productive and
exemplary members of society. Since its foundation in 1959 more than fourteen thousand boys have been raised at Starehe, becoming capable and caring members of society, enhancing their chances in life and ultimately the
welfare of their families. Old Starehians continue to make a positive contribution all over the world as competent professionals, conscientious public servants and innovative entrepreneurs.
To be admitted at Starehe, a child must fulfil the following three requirements:
- The candidate must select Starehe as their 1st Choice of National School at the time of choosing their preferred Secondary School for Form 1 and Junior Secondary School Grade 7. In the list of schools, Starehe is placed in Cluster 3 with the other older national schools, but this does not mean that it should be selected as
the third choice, a common mistake. Only applicants that make Starehe their 1st Choice of National School will be considered for admission.
- The candidate must also complete and return our Yellow Form. The Yellow Form is available from the
Centre but can also be downloaded from our website at https://bit.ly/3cDYLFY. It is of vital importance that this document be truthfully and fully completed, with all the requisite documents attached. Candidates may
also request the Yellow Form by calling us on 0777761213 -7,eMailing us on [email protected],
or sending an SMS/WhatsApp message to 0727531001.
- The candidate must perform very well in the KCPE. Entry into Starehe is very competitive and hence only
the best-performing candidates are considered. Because we endeavour to admit boys from every part of the country each year, Starehe does not have a standard cut-off mark applicable to all candidates from all counties. Candidates seeking to join the Centre are encouraged to aim for the highest possible score achievable.
Given the changes to the National Academic Calendar, the deadline for the submission of the Yellow Form and the Additional Information Sheet has been extended to 30th September 2022. We recommend that these documents be hand-delivered to the Centre, or sent by a reliable courier service that provides proof of delivery/receipt.
Fees at Starehe
At least 70% of the places at Starehe are reserved for children from poor backgrounds, while 30% are granted to
fee-paying children. Starehe seeks sponsorship for the disadvantaged children – and is only able to keep them in school due to the generosity of persons and organisations of goodwill from across the world. Old Starehians, our alumni, are our largest single sponsor. The fee-paying boys are charged fees according to the means of their families, subject to an economic minimum.
We ardently encourage candidates applying for a sponsored place at Starehe to also apply for support from the various Foundations and Programmes that support poor children, including the Constituency Development
Fund, County Government Bursaries, Equity Wings to Fly, the KCB Foundation, Education for All Children, etc.
Admission to Starehe does not disqualify a child from receiving such support. Where they are granted such
support, it will fund their education at Starehe should they be admitted at the Centre.
Message from the Director JOSPHAT MWAURA.
Brethren, it is again that season when we reach out to you to help us find KCPE Candidates that selected Starehe, performed exemplarily in the exam, but did not fill in the Yellow Form. I am sharing what pertinent information we have on the candidates, segmented by county, and we would be most grateful if you could reach them (or their relatives or teachers) and advise them to fill in the Yellow Form and return it to us *extremely urgently* preferably on eMail [email protected] or WhatsApp on Cellphone No. 0727531001.
The original *must* then be sent to us by courier to Starehe Boys’ Centre, General Waruinge Street, Starehe Subcounty, Nairobi. We will only consider candidates whose forms we will receive by Saturday 31st December 2022.
The Yellow Form is also attached below.