Starehe Girls


Starehe Girls Centre Crest

Starehe Girls’ Centre opened its doors in January 2005, the culmination of a life-long dream for its founder, Dr Geoffrey Griffin, who sadly only lived to see the school in operation for six months. The centre operates on the same principles as Starehe Boys, welcoming some of the brightest but most disadvantaged girls from across Kenya and offering them free secondary education. The centre is situated in countryside outside Nairobi.

Volunteer Teachers

Niamh Molloy

Niamh and girlsNiamh Molloy worked as the music volunteer at Starehe Girls’ for 12 months from Jan 2007. A report on her time at Starehe is available to read here.






Rob Stewardson

Rob and girlsRob Stewardson started work at Starehe Girls’ as the music volunteer in Jan 2009. A report from Rob on his first term and first year at Starehe can be read here.





Girls from Starehe during their visit to Macclesfield

Starehe Girls visit Macclesfield

We welcomed a group of girls to Macclesfield in Sept 2009, to take part in our special fund-raising concert Martyn’s Music 5.

Following the success of the boys’ visit, we were delighted to welcome a party from Starehe Girls in Sept 2006. The girls were able to take part in our third ‘Martyn’s Music’ concert, at which they thrilled the audience with their traditional Kenyan tribal dancing and singing. Their accounts can be read here.


In July 2007, our volunteers Chris and Niamh worked together to produce Starehe’s first musical for many years, ‘Oliver!’.With combined forces from both the Girls’ and Boys’ Schools, the show was an astonishing achievement by pupils who have never been on stage or even seen a musical before. A resounding success, the show later transferred to a theatre in Nairobi for several performances. Click here to read a full report on the show by MDMT Chairman Andy Donaldson.