General Waruinge Street, Nairobi.

Providing wholesome education to students; Transforming the Society.


+254 777 761 213-7

+254 727 531 001

General Waruinge Street

Nairobi, Kenya


123 456 789

Goldsmith Hall

New York, NY 90210

07:30 - 19:00

Monday to Friday

Mission, Vision & Values

Founded in 1959 by the late Dr. Geoffrey Griffin and other two co- founders, the late Geoffrey Geturo and the late Joseph Gikubu, Starehe is a charitable institution that provides care and education for boys in need. It runs a Centre, Secondary School and a tertiary Institute offering Accountancy and Computer studies.

Starehe relationship with Shell

The initial Centre/School facility was two twin huts donated by Shell/BP that remain intact to date. Shell/BP also made an initial grant of gbp 2,000 that made other well wishers join hands in supporting Starehe.

The then East Africa Oil refineries (Shell) donated the Mombasa Holiday house to Starehe in 1964 and it has been used by Starehe students as a holiday camp over the years.

Starehe as a Centre for academically talented and needy boys aims at offering homely support and a holistic education founded on strong principles such as discipline, multi-religious character formation and leadership development.

To be a global Centre of excellence in youth development, effectively providing quality academic and leadership skills geared for the promotion of a just society founded on high moral principles

Natulenge Juu.history

Starehe’s motto  “Natulenge Juu”   (Let Us Aim High), bestowed by Kenya’s First President, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, reflects the spirit that permeates the Centre. The founder set out, not merely to provide food, clothing and protection to boys in need, but to restore in them the self-confidence and self-respect so often injured by earlier misfortunes in lives, and finally, to provide them with sound enough-to serve them well in today’s competitive world.

Our Focus is developing wholesome individuals whose lives revolve around our core values of:

  1. Integrity
  2. Leadership
  3. Service