The progress in Kachiuru is good and the school community have reasons to smile as our partners from U.S supported the school in purchasing school furniture especially for the teachers who lacked these furniture for some time, they were able to get office desks, cabinets chairs and desks to create good working environment for the teachers who are now working extra hours to cover the class syllabuses and to cater for the increased number of pupils in the school. The teachers now have a spacious furnished office. Feeding program is going on well and the school committee still sourcing funds for a classroom which has already been started. They hope to have it completed next year if all goes well in their fundraising as they expect more pupils to join the school next year. They are very grateful for the milestone so far and they thank all the well wishers who have supported them to this far.
The progress in Kachiuru School has been very good in the last term as reported by the Head teacher Mr. Samuel Mutambari. He reported that the school term was very good and Kachiuru girls were very excited after receiving sanitary towels provided by our partners Friends of Kenya Schools and Wildlife (FKSW) in January this year. The teacher reported that there were no cases of girls absenteeism during their monthly periods unlike previously. The teachers and the parents were very happy with this initiative of supporting the girls with the towels and they thank them for considering their girls. Feeding program was also successful during the term despite the prolonged drought in the region. They were able to continue with the feeding program throughout the term and again they thank their supporters. The school borehole has been very effective and especially during the dry periods, it has been very effective to the school and the neighboring communities and this has also contributed to the success of the school feeding program. The school population has increased this year and the earlier plan of building more classrooms and providing desks is still very ideal. The school management decided to construct a temporary classroom in January this year after school enrolled more pupils. They are organizing for a fundraising to source funds for putting up more classrooms. We wish them all the best and encourage our well-wishers to consider giving a hand in this to support this needy community.
In Kachiuru the progress is good and we are optimistic that more development in school will take place this year as earlier planned. As we had reported last time on provision of sanitary towels and under-wares to school girls, our partners managed to provide them to all Kachiuru girls as well as training on their use and maintenance and we will be conducting follow ups later to access their impact to the beneficiaries and the community. The partnership also increased the number of scholarship beneficiaries in the area as the need arises. Towards classrooms construction, the school board, community and partners are still planning on possibilities of adding more classrooms as the number of pupils is increasing. They are also considering on purchasing more school equipment like desks to create conducive learning environment. Feeding program is on going with the school garden providing vegetables for supplement.
In Kachiuru, we are happy to report that the feeding program has been going on very well with enough food to take them through the term. As earlier mentioned, this created a lot of impact in the school and in the community. The school enrolled many pupils after introducing the feeding program and they have now realized the pupils’ class performance also improved. Thank you all who supported this program. The school and the community at large are very happy as they have now accessed clean water they are now relieved as they were really suffering due to lack of this basic commodity. A borewhole has been dug in the school compound the community is now getting water from the school of which they feel very happy as they never thought at any time they will access clean water with much ease. The school will now improve on their school garden project and they will even learn more farming techniques in which pupils will share with their parents and the community. Since they had received some more money on water installation, they are now planning to use the money meant for water to construct more classrooms. This has been agreed on and next year 5 more classrooms will be constructed. Our partners from USA are considering providing sanitary towels and underwear for the girls in the school as they did in Kokwa Island Baringo. This will be a good initiative as this is also a challenge to the girls, teachers and parents. We hope our partners will succeed towards this direction and this will save our girls.We are very happy for all these noble developments and we thank our partners, Kenyan government and all our well wishers for contributing towards all these development.
We have just concluded conducting monitoring and evaluation on our school project and we are happy to report that this project is promising. We made follow up on performances of the scholarship beneficiaries and the progress to this far is good. We have realized that these beneficiaries are doing will in their class work and the absenteeism has really reduced unlike before when we had so many beneficiaries missing school. The teachers were really pushing us to increase the number of beneficiaries but due to limited resources at the moment we cannot increase the number. Our partners are trying to fundraise for more beneficiaries and we hope in January we will have more beneficiaries. At the moment we are organizing a visit with our partner in September where they will visit the beneficiaries and have a session with them and their parents. These visits are important as we are able to discuss the challenges facing these families as well as encouraging parents to ensure that they provide learning materials and uniforms to their children once they receive scholarship money. We thank all our partners for committing themselves in fundraising for these needy families.
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