Rigoko school has 228 students and 11 teachers. It is located in an isolated region with the nearest town being Manga, west Kenya. The school has 6 classrooms, which are not used to their full potential. 122 students board, with inadequate dorms. They lack essential facilities and infrastructure, significantly hindering students' ability to reach their full potential. Health and hygiene are the greatest barriers to learning.
Many students miss school due to illness. There is not a clear focus on health and hygiene within the school, leaving students susceptible to preventable diseases and even encourages the spread of bacteria and viruses. This stems from a lack of: handwashing facilities, toilets, showers, and sanitary products. Without improving these areas, the students will continue to suffer and miss significant portions of the academic year.
By installing better facilities we can prevent widespread illness, and thus breakdown a barrier to education. To do this, we hope to construct toilets, showers, handwashing taps, and the purchase of sanitary products. These projects aim to be sustainable, promoting attention to health and hygiene long into the future.
This project would ensure student attendance is maintained at a high level. Missing school reduces the opportunities for learning, and further debilitates a student's ability to meet their full academic potential. By implementing these systems, we hope to see an increase in average attendance and, therefore, attainment. Not only does this improve quality of education, but also quality of life in school.