Build School for 80 Students in Arid Kachuru Kenya
By Lucy Mathenge | Project Assistant
To this far it’s by the grace of God, learning has been going on in the country and learners have been safe and healthy despite the challenge of physical distancing. Kachiuru learners are faced with more challenges since they are the minority in arid and semi-arid areas in Kenya. The area has been extremely dry and hot for the past months making the cost of living extremely high. Community in this region are pastoralists always on move in search of green pastures for their livestock. Boys in the area are forced to accompany their fathers in search of green pastures thus denying them the right of education. In our meetings with the community, we have been sensitizing parents to consider educating their children and it has been taken positively. Improvement in school attendance register in Kachiuru school has been reported.
In our previous report, we reported that grade 8 pupils did their final exams and they were expected to join secondary schools in August 2021 where many have already reported. We are happy to report that we managed to sponsor 2 students from Kachiuru primary join secondary schools on 100% support. Thank you to our friends and well-wishers for the continued support. Early this month, our organization has given scholarships to 25 Kachiuru primary pupils. The scholarship cater for learning materials, school uniforms and shoes. We normally give scholarship once per year mainly in January but due to covid 19 pandemic and hardship facing many vulnerable households, we have decided to give more scholarships this time of the year in Kachiuru and other arid and semi-arid areas. Our beneficiaries were very happy with this gesture as it was a good surprise to them since they were not expecting and their pockets were empty making it difficult even to put on the table. Once again we appreciate all the support channeled to this project. We will continue fundraising for this project and others with an aim of improving living standards of this community. The journey is long and especially during these uncertain moments but we will not give up. We invite our good friends, well-wishers and partners to walk the journey with us and Kachiuru community. We wish to go far and we can only achieve as a team in Kiswahili we say “kidogo kidogo hujaza kibaba” meaning little by little will have the container filled. We count on your contributions for more achievements. Thank you for the continued support.
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