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 Education  Kenya Project #21277

Live&Learn in Kenya School Classroom Construction

by Leben und Lernen in Kenia e.V.
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Live&Learn in Kenya School Classroom Construction
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Live&Learn in Kenya School Classroom Construction
Live&Learn in Kenya School Classroom Construction
Live&Learn in Kenya School Classroom Construction
Live&Learn in Kenya School Classroom Construction
Live&Learn in Kenya School Classroom Construction
Live&Learn in Kenya School Classroom Construction
Live&Learn in Kenya School Classroom Construction

Summary

We are building a high standard education center in the slums of Nakuru, Kenya so that through free, high-quality education very needy children will be able to break out of the vicious circle of extreme poverty from the young age of 3. We are presently constructing a library, medical/dental clinic and LLK/social service offices and finishing the kindergarten construction. Our next endeavor is building a vocational training school with training rooms for hairdressing, car mechanics and tailoring.

$300,000
total goal
$159,017
remaining
115
donors
1
monthly donor
1
fundraiser
5
years

Challenge

It is a huge challenge to send children to public schools. For the most part, schools are in bad shape and have far too many pupils in a classroom - up to 100 - with only one teacher. Challenged children cannot be helped in this sort of a learning situation and the average or above-average pupils have a difficult time concentrating. There is usually no source of drinking water and hundreds of children share 2 or 3 latrines. Only children whose parents can pay for meals. receive a school meal.

Solution

There are only 30 pupils in a class at our school. Volunteers from Kenya assist the teachers. We provide high-quality teaching/learning material for all children. Challenged pupils are tutored in necessary subjects. Above-average pupils are guided and tutored. Sinks with running water are in every classroom and several are attached to the latrines. Breakfast and lunch are provided 6 days a week. We provide medical/dental care and after school activities as well as uniforms and shoes.

Long-Term Impact

In nearly 20 years of work in Nakuru, we have provided hundreds of children with education, vocational training, nutritious food, foster care for (mostly AIDS) orphans, medical/dental care. The children who have finished their education through LLK now have jobs or are attending universities. Having our own school, we are able to provide high-quality education so that even the poorest of the poor have an equal chance to be all that they can be in life. This will change generations of lives.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.llk-selb.de
Peter's Day - a day in the life of an LLK child
Official school opening from the Kenya gov't TV

Organization Information

Leben und Lernen in Kenia e.V.

Location: Selb - Germany
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @Brique Zeiner - LLK @Brique1
Project Leader:
Debra aka Brique Zeiner
Selb, Bavaria Germany
$140,983 raised of $300,000 goal
 
212 donations
$159,017 to go
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