Mary Muriuki is the founder and director of Elimu Nyumbani. An organization that provides services, support and training to parents and teachers in Home Education. She is a pioneer home educator in Kenya, with 21 years of experience. She homeschooled her two children  Michelle and Matthew from kindergarten through to high school.

Mary is also the East Africa regional representative of CambriLearn. An online school from South Africa providing a low cost Cambridge British Curriculum.

She is a founder member of EACH – East Africa Christian Home Educators and has initiated several coops. She provides leadership, expertise and consultancy to home educators, tutor centers, sports academies and schools who want to implement individualized education.

She is a member of the AHEI Committee, the Secretary General of a Kenyan political party (JFP), a member of Political Party Women Leaders and sits on the board of several other organizations

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  1. Hi there, I am so glad to have found your site! My husband and I with our 3 kiddos plan on moving back to Kenya soon and we are interested in home schooling our children. I have many questions in that regard. A few of them are:
    1. Is home schooling accepted legally in Kenya?
    2. Can a home schooled child be later on placed in school or go to college without any problems?
    3 Which curriculum did you use? I looked up the ACE one.
    4. Are there any kind of home school groups / coops in Kenya?
    5. Did your children get adequate socialization?

    Thanks in advance for answering my questions. I have tried to look up home schooling in Kenay and have been unable to find anything. Thanks a million!

    Marilyn Barine

  2. Shalom,
    I have five children (3 of school age) that I homeschool here in Antigua. Homeschooling is not common here at all so I find myself having to be very creative in order to give my children the well rounded education that I know they deserve. Do you have a particular curriculum or format that you followed to school your children? Also while homeschooling with no support and little resources how do you ensure that your children are getting what they need.
    Thank you very much!

  3. It was a pleasure meeting you Mary! I so learnt from you even before the course! I know that God is using you to help parents stand in the gap and be used by God to shape the destiny of their children. May He shine your path to only get brighter and brighter.

  4. Thank you so much my dear. Only two classes later, and I am convicted that homeschooling is the only way to go with my daughter. I thank Yahweh because of this new thing that He is doing, that you have so obediently accepted to be a part of, and to be used by Him. Thanks again. I can hardly wait to meet your kids. I’m sure they are phenomenal. Be blessed!

  5. Please pray with mee!! Am a born again newly wed expecting our first baby. Am a teacher by profession and very enthusiastic about homeschooling. However, my husband doesn’t know much about it, so he’s a bit skeptical. Am really praying about our kids trusting God to lead us in the right direction. Please pray with us!!

    God bless your efforts.

  6. Hi Mary,
    I am happy to see what you have done in regards to homeschooling and especially making efforts to sensitise our government on legalising it. I am also thinking of homeschooling my two aged 9 and 7 and i don’t know where to start i.e information, legal aspect, curriculum to use etc..I would really appreciate your feedback.

  7. Many thanks for your work and encouragement to many homeschoolers. Could you give some comment on the recent Education Bill? What do you think the implications are for the legal status of homeschooling in Kenya (both among Kenyans and resident aliens)? Is there some provision in the bill for homeschooling?

  8. You are doing a great job Miryam. I am especially encouraged by your initiatives in the community schools as these are often marginalised communities with little access to ideas that are are not ‘main line’. You are breaking the information barrier and empowering our people. Hebrews 13:20,21. liz

  9. Thanks to you guys. For a long time I thought I was the only Kenyan home schooling.I home school but some times my children go to school.How do you address ‘cultural issues’ in home school.Neighbours usually wonder why my children do not go school. They cannot understand when I say they are home schooled.Since we live in a village town, how can I connect with you for help?

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