Education  Kenya Project #48088

HELP PUPILS WITH DYSLEXIA OBTAIN LEARNING MATERIAL

by Dyslexia Organisation, Kenya
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HELP PUPILS WITH DYSLEXIA OBTAIN LEARNING MATERIAL
HELP PUPILS WITH DYSLEXIA OBTAIN LEARNING MATERIAL
HELP PUPILS WITH DYSLEXIA OBTAIN LEARNING MATERIAL
HELP PUPILS WITH DYSLEXIA OBTAIN LEARNING MATERIAL
HELP PUPILS WITH DYSLEXIA OBTAIN LEARNING MATERIAL
HELP PUPILS WITH DYSLEXIA OBTAIN LEARNING MATERIAL
HELP PUPILS WITH DYSLEXIA OBTAIN LEARNING MATERIAL
HELP PUPILS WITH DYSLEXIA OBTAIN LEARNING MATERIAL
HELP PUPILS WITH DYSLEXIA OBTAIN LEARNING MATERIAL
HELP PUPILS WITH DYSLEXIA OBTAIN LEARNING MATERIAL
HELP PUPILS WITH DYSLEXIA OBTAIN LEARNING MATERIAL
Abacus use
Abacus use

Raregem talent school is a school under Dyslexia Organization of Kenya. The school is located in Kitengela, Kajiado County, Kenya. The school caters for children with dyslexia and other learning difficulties.

These children with dyslexia and other learning material understand better with the help of teaching AID. We had a challenge acquiring these items which are now being used by the teachers in the classrooms.

We are very grateful to GLOBAL GIVING Platform and all our friends who generously gave their donations because we were able to raise some funds. We managed to: 

        i.            Purchase abacus and other learning materials for teaching Mathematics.

      ii.            Purchase books and flash cards for teaching children how to read.

    iii.            Installation of learning software to help children recognize sounds.

    iv.            Beads and tapestry material to help children develop concentration. 

These items are very useful and the children find the classroom lively and they enjoy the lessons.

Abacus Board in use
Abacus Board in use
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Rare Gem Talent School is a school under Dyslexia Organization of Kenya. The school is located in Kitengela, Kajiado County, Kenya. The school caters for children with dyslexia and other learning difficulties.

After the long Covid 19 break, schools resumed fully in January 2021. The government gave the following directives and guideline’s on the Covid 19 protective measures:

a)      Wearing of masks at all times

b)      Keeping one meter distance from one child to another, both in class and bed distance

c)      Regular washing of hands with soap and water

d)      Regular usage of alcohol-based sanitizers

We are incredibly grateful to the  GlobalGiving Platform and all our friends who generously gave their donations because we were able to raise some funds. We managed to improve classes, dormitories and provide resources to meet the COVID-19 protocol. Without our donors, it would have been extremely difficult to ensure the safety of children in the COVID-19 environment. The funds specifically helped to improve:

Classrooms

- Purchased 20 new desks and 8 tables and repaired the broken the broken to enable practice distancing between students in class

- The expanded semi-permanent classroom.

 Dormitories

-  Made 10 beds and repaired 20 beds that required repairing.

-  Constructed a semi-permanent dormitory one that can fit 4 beds for the older boys

 Kitchen

-  Added kitchen utensils to ensure that each child had own cap, plates and spoon

-  Increased water supply to the kitchen

 COVID-19 Protocols

-   Increased hand washing water points in the compound

-  Buy washing liquid soap, temperature guns

-  Masks for teachers and other workers and children who did not bring own masks.

 Learning Resources

-  Purchased more learning resources (writing material, textbooks) and teaching aid equipment.

 Although it has been hard to maintain the COVID-19 protocol in school, with the support of your donations, we have managed to achieve great levels. There has been no case of illness during the school period. The school term went smoothly. 

We are humbled by your support. 

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Background

Rare Gem Talent is a school started in 2012 by Dyslexia Organisation, Kenya following public demand for a school to cater for children with dyslexia and other learning difficulties. It is the only inclusive school in Kenya that offers learning solutions to children with specific learning difficulties It is a mixed day and boarding school from pre-school, primary and high school based in Kitengela Township Kajiado County, Kenya. The primary school progressed to high school when some of the children who completed primary school could not be admitted to any high school because of their low marks arising from their special needs. By March 2020 there were 210 children with various special needs as outlined in table below.

Special Need &Learning condition

  • Autism -21
  • Down Syndrome -6
  • Speech and communication disorders - 13
  • Dyslexia and other Specific LDs - 113
  • Regular Abilities - 53
  • Cerebral Palsy - 4
  • Total -210

Fundraising objective

Due to the outbreak of Covid 19, schools were closed from 6th March 2020 to partially October 2020.  Some overheads could not meet because the school relies on school fees paid by parent to run its operations.  For the 7 months, school was closed, there was not income.  Being on a leased plot of land, rent arrears piled up and we faced the risk of being evicted by the landlord. Salaries to teachers and other support staff was not paid for several months.

After the long break due to covid 19, the government gave guidelines on how schools could be opened in phases. Phase 1 was for grade 4, class 8 and form 4.

Expenditure

The funds received from GG was utilized to meet the government protocol and pay the arrear in rent and salaries. 

ITEM

  • Sanitizers
  • Thermal Guns
  • Fumigate the school compound, classrooms and dormitories.
  •  Face Mask for children
  • Salaries 15 teachers
  • Additional Subordinates
  • Covid-19 Teacher Training
  • Other Subordinate Staff Training
  • Paid Salary Arrears
  • Paid Rent Arrears

 

Conclusion

The funds disbursed enabled us to meet the government requirements for the phase 1 and phase 2 in January 2021 when all children reported back .

We are incredibly grateful to GLOBAL GIVING Platform and all our friends who generously gave their donations. With the support, children have come back to a safer environment.

handwashing points
handwashing points
learning in progress post CVD-19
learning in progress post CVD-19
social distancing in class
social distancing in class

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Organization Information

Dyslexia Organisation, Kenya

Location: 00100, Nairobi Municipality - Kenya
Website:
Project Leader:
PHYLLIS MUNYI
NAIROBI , Kajiado Kenya
$20,391 raised of $70,000 goal
 
214 donations
$49,609 to go
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