TUMAINI SENIOR PRIMARY SCHOOL opened on May 2nd 2007 with an intake of 34 at-risk students from the 9 communities served by Pepo La Tumaini, an organisation based in Isiolo, Northern Kenia, that is focused on people living with AIDS. Isiolo is one of the most marginalized and poorest areas in Kenia.
Tumaini Senior School is a primary school with boarding facilities for children who are at extreme risk. These children have either lost both of their parents to AIDS or have one very sick parent in the last stages of AIDS. Most have been abandoned by their communities. These children are now head of household and are aged from 12 to 16 years.