In Kachiuru, we are happy to report that the feeding program has been going on very well with enough food to take them through the term. As earlier mentioned, this created a lot of impact in the school and in the community. The school enrolled many pupils after introducing the feeding program and they have now realized the pupils’ class performance also improved. Thank you all who supported this program. The school and the community at large are very happy as they have now accessed clean water they are now relieved as they were really suffering due to lack of this basic commodity. A borewhole has been dug in the school compound the community is now getting water from the school of which they feel very happy as they never thought at any time they will access clean water with much ease. The school will now improve on their school garden project and they will even learn more farming techniques in which pupils will share with their parents and the community. Since they had received some more money on water installation, they are now planning to use the money meant for water to construct more classrooms. This has been agreed on and next year 5 more classrooms will be constructed. Our partners from USA are considering providing sanitary towels and underwear for the girls in the school as they did in Kokwa Island Baringo. This will be a good initiative as this is also a challenge to the girls, teachers and parents. We hope our partners will succeed towards this direction and this will save our girls.We are very happy for all these noble developments and we thank our partners, Kenyan government and all our well wishers for contributing towards all these development.
We have just concluded conducting monitoring and evaluation on our school project and we are happy to report that this project is promising. We made follow up on performances of the scholarship beneficiaries and the progress to this far is good. We have realized that these beneficiaries are doing will in their class work and the absenteeism has really reduced unlike before when we had so many beneficiaries missing school. The teachers were really pushing us to increase the number of beneficiaries but due to limited resources at the moment we cannot increase the number. Our partners are trying to fundraise for more beneficiaries and we hope in January we will have more beneficiaries. At the moment we are organizing a visit with our partner in September where they will visit the beneficiaries and have a session with them and their parents. These visits are important as we are able to discuss the challenges facing these families as well as encouraging parents to ensure that they provide learning materials and uniforms to their children once they receive scholarship money. We thank all our partners for committing themselves in fundraising for these needy families.
The school has been progressing on well and with the new structures finished, thus giving the school a new look. The number of pupils has also increased and parents are really appreciating the good efforts of the well -wishers and the government. School feeding programme has attracted many children and even those who hated school are now loving it and really avoid missing. This has encouraged the parents a lot and also motivating those who were reluctant to take their children to school and especially girl child. We are very happy about his and we keep on fundraising since there is much to be done with this community. We thank all those who have contributed towards all these good developments and look forward for more support to continue helping our needy communities.
At the beginning of this year the headteacher informed us that he has admitted more new students in this year which is a very positive move. The school had improved in appearance after building new classrooms and also the number of students has increased therefore giving the community much hope. Some well-wishers have visited the school this year and provided scholarships to the very needy students and they have been doing this every year to ensure that these students atleast access the basic needs and attend school. They are wishing to increase the number of beneficiaries and they are calling other well-wishers to join hands in helping these needy children. A lot has been achieved and we are optimistic that we will achieve even more when we join hands and support this community.
In Kachiuru they are progressing on well with challenges here and there but they are coping with them since they don’t have much to do. School management is trying its best to support the pupils in one way or the other and one positive change made is to keep pupils in school most of the time. It has been discovered that absenteeism in school has really reduced and parents are encouraging their children to be in school during school days. It has also been noted that scholarship beneficiaries have improved in their performances and this has been taken seriously by the well wishers and they are very happy and willing to continue providing scholarships to these needy children and their parents.
There is also a plan to add more storey gardens in the school as it has proved to do well and help the community to learn more and gain skills on more vegetables production. Once they have reliable source of water they will add more to create room for communities to continue learning and also to supply them with vegetables. Thank you to all well wisher for their continued support.
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