Build School for 80 Students in Arid Kachuru Kenya

by Network for Ecofarming in Africa
Build School for 80 Students in Arid Kachuru Kenya
Build School for 80 Students in Arid Kachuru Kenya
Build School for 80 Students in Arid Kachuru Kenya
Build School for 80 Students in Arid Kachuru Kenya
Build School for 80 Students in Arid Kachuru Kenya
Build School for 80 Students in Arid Kachuru Kenya
Build School for 80 Students in Arid Kachuru Kenya
Build School for 80 Students in Arid Kachuru Kenya

Our schools have closed for short August holiday.  We are grateful the 2nd term has ended despite the many challenges that were there.  Kachiuru school community had a good term but unfortunately the headteacher of Kachiuru primary had a motorcycle accident in the course of the term on his way to school and we thank God he survived.  He escaped with injuries and he spent some weeks in the hospital where he was also operated on his knee.  He is recovering well and we hope he will resume once the schools open towards the end of August.  Despite all that the school progress has been good and as earlier reported a training on use of reusable sanitary towels was conducted.  It has been reported that parents and girls in the school were very happy to receive the reusable sanitary towels and they also appreciated the training.  Teachers have reported that they have noticed a great change with girls in their school attendance as well as performance and also the way they conduct themselves.  It has been reported that absenteeism in girls has really reduced as they now feel full protected and comfortable during their periods.  We have received end of term 2 results and we can confirm that there is good improvement for the girls.  Thank you for the support.

As we had reported, the school still requires more desks and learning materials as well as uniforms and shoes for the students.  The area has been very dry and parents have been struggling to provide basic needs for their families.  There were plans by the school management to organize a fundraising event to raise funds for school desks and learning materials but they realized that the same parents who were to raise funds were very vulnerable and had nothing to contribute.  The fundraising event was put on hold until situations improves.  We therefore invite all our friends and well-wishers to be our guests of honor and help us raise more funds on this platform to help the Kachiuru community.  We really appreciate the support given so far and the much we have achieved and request you to consider supporting us further.  Thank you very much.

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We appreciate the support given to Kachiuru primary school to improve the learning environment in the school.  In our previous report, we requested support for the school desks and we really appreciate our good friends for generously contributing towards that.  We managed to increase the number of desks by 20 last term which had a great impact especially in the new classroom which is now very useful to the school and Kachiuru community at large.  On another note we are happy that the feeding program in the school is ongoing and helping a lot the pupils especially during this very difficult moments for many Kenyans and unfortunately arid and semi-arid areal like Kachiuru are even worse compared to others.  Thank you for the great support given.  Kachiuru school garden which has been the learning point for the pupils and parents have been affected badly by the prolonged drought and the simple irrigation system installed could not stand the harsh and prolonged dryness I post parts of the country.  Like many areas in the country, it rained a bit and immediately the pupils and teachers started planting as they were optimistic that the rains would continue but that was not the case.  They lost everything they had planted and they will be expected to start s fresh. 

We have purchased 40 packs of reusable sanitary towels for the girls in Kachiuru school from grade 6 to grade 8 to ensure that they have this essential basic need which has been a stress to many school girls and their parents as they have been struggling to have them where any parents have not been in a position to buy them to their daughters due to low income.  This has resulted to many girls to miss school during their periods as they feel unprotected.  During the distribution girls will be taught on how to use and clean them as well as discussing hygiene issues, productive health adolescence and motivation talks to encourage them to work hard in school.  Thank you for this support as we invite more well-wishers and friends to support Kachiuru school as there are very many challenges among them school uniforms and shoes for the pupils, teaching and learning materials as well as increasing the desk as they still need more to improve learning environment.  Thank you for the great support given and we request for more to help our kids in schools who are facing many challenges even at very tender age.

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The 1st term 2019 in Kachiuru primary have started well with pupils, parents and teachers excited for the newly constructed classroom which will improve learning environment for the pupils. The school has also enrolled more new pupils in the school which is very positive and a sign that the school is growing. Kachiuru had 14 candidates 9 girls and 5 boys who sat for their final national exams in November 2018 and girls performed better than boys. Although the performance was not the best, all the candidates have joined various secondary schools in Meru and Isiolo counties we congratulate them for their efforts. The school has started well this term and the community is positive that the performance will improve this year with an additional classroom and more teaching and learning materials. They are also happy because the feeding program will continue this year and the partnership supporting the initiative has upgraded and since the beginning of this term pupils have started having a cup of porridge at 10:00 am which is like a breakfast to many children who have not been having breakfast at home. The pupils are very excited and they are happy as they enjoy a cup of porridge. We take this opportunity to thank our partners for the continued support. As earlier reported, the school is in need of classroom desks for the pupils in the new classroom as currently pupils are sharing the available desks in the school where they are squeezing themselves to gat space for all. To solve this problem, the school requires more desks to give enough sitting and writing space for the learners. To accomplish this, we request our friends, donors and partners to consider contributing towards this so that we can improve the learning environment for our learners. We sincerely thank our partners for their support in constructing the classroom. Thank you to all well-wishers who have been supporting this school and we still request for more support.

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All is well in Kachiuru and they have had a good short 3rd term.  They have closed school for long December holiday and the candidates are ready to sit for their final national exams starting 2nd November and we wish them all the best.  The pupils continued working in their school garden after their August holiday although the area has been a bit dry.  They have been irrigating their school garden at least to ensure they had vegetables for their school feeding program throughout the time.  We are also happy to report that one of our partners has extended his support on school feeding program to accommodate porridge for the pupils as their breakfast.  This will be an important initiative as many children have been attending school without breakfast and they had to wait until lunch to get something to eat. We sincerely thank our partners and we really appreciate every support given to our communities.  As earlier reported we were planning to construct an additional classroom in Kachiuru and am happy to report that we successfully constructed a nice classroom to accommodate more pupils and to improve learning environment again thank you to our partners for this initiative.  The classroom will be in operational in January 2019 but we don’t have enough desks for the pupils and we request our well wishers and partners to consider contributing for the school furniture to ensure that in January the pupils will have good learning environment with the necessary learning materials and furniture.   We thank all our partners, friends and well-wishers for their generosity and we are happy to see the good face of Kachiuru and appreciate where we started and where we are now.  The school has really developed and we hope we will achieve even more. 

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Kachiuru primary school has now closed school for August holiday, they have had a successful term and they are very happy for the support they have received from different players.  The pupils were excited to have vegetables from their school garden where they enjoyed working on the garden and harvesting crops and they had them in their lunch program.  The parents were also excited and they had the opportunity to learn modern farming techniques by using locally available materials like old sacks and buckets.  The garden is still good although it has been dry but they have been practicing simple irrigation skills to maintain the garden.  We were not able to start constructing the new classroom as earlier reported as there were some challenges which delayed the construction process.  Construction work will commence soon as we want to take advantage of the August holiday to ensure that the work will not affect the learning program and on the other hand pupils will not play with the construction materials.  We are grateful for this support given to Kachiuru School as this classroom will accommodate many pupils and ensure conducive learning environment.  We are still appealing for more support from our well-wishers and partners to furnish the classroom once it is finished.  We appreciate all the support given towards this project and invite others to consider supporting our communities.  We wish the pupils and teachers a nice August holiday and we hope to have a new classroom for them in September 2018.

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Location: MOLO, RIFT VALLEY - Kenya
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Samuel Muhunyu
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Samuel Muhunyu
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