There are about 30-50 students coming to the centre every week to study. The students are from six primary schools around the Centre.
Each student who frequent the Centre is assigned a tutor (a volunteer) who chats with him once a week to discuss his performance and see how to help him. The tutoring sessions tackle academic and other issues that may affect their performance in schools.
There is lack of adequate space to accomodate more students as the rented space is around 90 square metres. The number of pupils who would like to use the premises is much greater than the available space. Finances are needed to build definitive premises of the Centre.
The boys who use the centre are very happy because:
- At home they can not find time and space to study
- They have access to reading materials
- Learn new things through the talks they receive
At the end of standard eight, each student sits a national exam, Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE), after which they proceed to secondary school if they have passed. Given their circumstances and resources, some of the boys perform quite well as compared to those in private schools.
With the help of local and international well-wishers Eastlands Centre promotes a bursary fund to help the needy students.