Villages in Chara were destroyed in the ethnic clashes of 2012. Fearing for their lives, the villagers fled before returning to rebuild their lives in the mid 2013. Buyani Secondary School was burnt down. The school resumed in September 2013 with 27 students, down from over 200. This has since risen to over 100. The school needs a generator for students to study at night, a multipurpose room, sports equipment, and funds for students to participate in regional competitions and study trips.
This rural community was devastated by the politically motivated ethnic clashes in the Tana Delta in 2012/2013. Schools and villages were burnt to the ground. It is believed that many of these were politically motivated. Uneducated and unemployed youths were believed to have been manipulated to carry out the attacks.
This project will enable the school to provide essential facilities to the students including a room to host the mobile library and have a space for students to participate in extra curricula activities. Students need equipment for sports and help to participate the county or regional events and competition. Many of the homes lack electricity and as a results students are not able to do their homework at night. The generator will provide electricity for lightning classrooms at night.
Education will provide young people with a means to a livelihood, and participate in the development of the region. More importantly, education and exposure to the world outside their village will enable them to discern right from wrong, and less likely to be manipulated for political gain.