Education  Kenya Project #41174

Science based facilities in a rural Kenyan school

A microproject by Education Partnerships Africa
Science based facilities in a rural Kenyan school
Science based facilities in a rural Kenyan school
Science based facilities in a rural Kenyan school
Science based facilities in a rural Kenyan school
Science based facilities in a rural Kenyan school
Science based facilities in a rural Kenyan school
Science based facilities in a rural Kenyan school
Science based facilities in a rural Kenyan school
Science based facilities in a rural Kenyan school
Science based facilities in a rural Kenyan school

Summary

St Andrew's has recently built a new science lab but the construction was not completed due to insufficient funds. Although there are designated spaces for sinks, there is still no running water nor gas. This makes carrying out experiments almost impossible, especially in the situation of an exam. Science subjects also suffer from a lack of visual aids needed to understand the curriculum - an issue that could be solved by equipping the lab with a projector and a laptop.

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Challenge

Students don't receive the science education necessary to perform well in their final exams and are thus unable to realise their full potential in the area. This results from a fundamental lack of resources, ranging from necessary equipment to infrastructure. The state of the lab also makes those compulsory experiments that require the use of toxic chemicals dangerous for the students.

Solution

With Chemistry being a primarily practical subject, it is important that the mandatory experiments be conducted in a safe manner. With the foundations already in place, a simple investment into the infrastructure of the lab will go a long way. This could look like implementation of gas or water or the purchasing of new lab equipment so more experiments can be carried out. The purchase of a projector may also help teachers better explain the visual aspects of science.

Long-Term Impact

With a fully equipped science lab there should be an improvement in science exam results and an increase in the number of students engaging with science and wanting to pursue science at university and as a career (such as a science teacher). The teachers would find it easier to conduct lessons allowing them to cover more content in Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

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Education Partnerships Africa

Location: London - United Kingdom
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Education Partnerships Africa
Anna Spinks
Project Leader:
Anna Spinks
London, United Kingdom

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