Education plays a very important role in the development of children and communities alike, however, it is costly to run a school and provide quality education as well as fund staff, buy resources, run the school grounds and keep everything safe and suitable for the children to learn. Our goals with this project are to cut all these costs by building a 100% sustainable school in Kenya, that will be able to continue educating and feeding all 280 children regardless of the school's income.
The children living in the slums are living in poverty and often are unable to access school and education. Our community school is located in the slums and at capacity as well as struggling to fund the monthly rent while providing a hot meal to every student and paying the teachers. It's simply overcapacity and unsustainable due to the inconsistency and lack of funding.
We aim to raise the funds to build a school that will change lives and be sustainable. Currently, the school struggles to pay the monthly rent and this will be removed with the purchase of the land. We will remove the high costs associated with school dinners for the children daily by building veggie gardens, aquaponic systems and installing a chicken farm. We will purchase more bikes to increase the community bike hire program that the profits will be used to fund teaching staff salaries.
The long term impact of this school will be incredible as it will continue to educate the children indefinitely as there will be no running costs due to the activities around the school bringing in an income to cover those expenses. This will provide job security for the staff and people who work on the school grounds and because the school will be using these sustainable activities to earn an income which will also provide jobs to the surrounding communities as they can work at the school.