Entashata Primary School - YR 1

Kenya

Entashata is in the Loita division in Narok county in southwest Kenya. Loita is located at the border between Kenya and Tanzania. This is an isolated area far from any city or urban development. Loita is one of the most remote areas in Kenya with the least development in road infrastructure, water accessibility, health care facilities and education. A study has shown that 70% of the Loita Maasai community are illiterate. Loita is an Arid and Semi-Arid area it receives an average of between 250mm to 700mm of rainfall annually. The rainfall is not enough to supply water for the Maasai needs. The Entashata community is forced to migrate to areas with ample water supply during the dry season. The Kenyan government has done nothing to help its pastoralism community in the area to alleviate the persistent water needs. Children and women suffer most because of the acute water shortage. Cholera, typhoid, dysentery, and trachoma have over the years increased child mortality. During the dry season, most children at Entashata Primary School relocate to areas with more water.The Entashata community experiences two economic cycles that are dependent on the rainy and/or dry seasons. There is economic stability in the rainy season due to the short-lived abundance of pasture and water while the disaster occurs during the dry season. The drought causes a shortage of pasture and water followed by all manner of livestock and human diseases. Livestock diseases such as foot and mouth spread faster in the area during the dry season as people scramble for the meager water supply in small seasonal streams and sand holes. On average, a family walks for an average of ten kilometers per day to get to the dirty water they use for drinking and cooking. Inter-tribal or inter-village fights arise as people move in search of water.A study by African Conservation Center (ACC) has shown that in the years 2009- 2010 for example, Kajiado and Narok districts which are occupied by the Maasai pastoralist, lost 80% of their livestock because of a drought, therefore increasing poverty levels in the area. Etashata’s community is a typical example of such climate change and drought-driven poverty with now at least 80% of the residents living on under a dollar per day.

$5,300 needed (53%)

St. Teresa Emakhwale Primary School

Kenya 1365 beneficiaries

St. Teresa Emakhwale Primary School was established in 1984 by the community which donated a piece of land after realizing that their children needed access to formal education. The Catholic church then decided to sponsor the school, forming a relationship that continues today. Shortly after opening, however, the school was torched down and all the classes burnt down, forcing it to close. In 1987, the school started up once again but this time, the community came together to ensure it serves the purpose it was established to.The school has been steadily growing and registering good performance since then, attracting a large population of students. Today, the school has a total enrollment of 1,332 students and 33 teachers and staff thanks to the joint efforts of the parents, teachers, and the students themselves.

$3,421 needed (57%)

Bumwende Primary School

Kenya 1098 beneficiaries

Bumwende Primary School is located in Bumwende community. The area around Bumwende primary is vegetated because most of the people are small scale farmers. The surrounding area is full of homesteads. The school is also near ACK Emaira church, Bumwende Salvation Army, and Elwakana Health Center.Bumwende Primary School was initiated in 1979 when 3 acres of land were donated by community members. It started with ECD class but now it has grown up to class 8 and it's a center of KCPE exams. The school has produced important members of the community, eg police officers, teachers, church leaders, nurses. The school has grown to over one thousand pupils, has progressed well in academic performance, and in the year 2019, three pupils joined National Secondary Schools.

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Givudemesi Primary School

Kenya 306 beneficiaries

Founded in 1992, Givudemesi Primary School has never had a water source on campus. Instead, it relies on students bringing water from home – but where they collect their “home” water varies.(Some photos pre-date the pandemic.)

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Ingavira Primary School

Kenya 1248 beneficiaries

Ingavira Primary School was established on a small plot of land surrounded by sugar plantations and community homes in 1981. It’s a public primary school with a large number of students that perform averagely in academics. The area is noisy with motorbikes and tractors which transport sugarcane from farms to the West Kenya Sugar Factory across the road from the school.

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Mahola Mixed Secondary School

Kenya 136 beneficiaries

Mahola Mixed Secondary School began in 2012 with just fifteen students in total. For two years, the nascent secondary school was housed within a single classroom located at Mahola Primary School. In 2014, the national government through the County Development Funds built four unique classrooms for the secondary school on their own land adjacent to the primary school. Today, the secondary school serves 120 students and 16 teachers and staff with several more classrooms and buildings since established on their property. As a community engagement and service activity, the students participate in a monthly cleaning of the nearby Mahola Market.

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Mali Mali Primary School

Kenya 744 beneficiaries

Mali Mali Primary School is located in Kakamega County, Kenya. It was established in 1970 by the Catholic Church as a nursery school. In 1975 it became a government-run primary school.The area near the school is busy with motorbike taxis and farms of maize, bananas, sweet potatoes, and sugarcane. Indigenous trees surround the school.

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Muroni Primary School

Kenya 1317 beneficiaries

Muroni Primary School is found just off the main road, next to the Muroni Market. Sugarcane and maize plantations surround the school, in addition to some homesteads. Local community members founded the school in 1952. It serves 1,293 students and 24 teachers and staff. With such a large student population, the school’s greatest challenge remains access to a sufficient and reliable supply of clean water.

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Nasaruni - WBL Rotary Club Contribution

Kenya

The Nasaruni Academy for Maasai Girls has been in operation for 13 years. Narok is located in the heart of the Maasai population- the largest number of Maasai people in one area. Nasaruni serves a very rural area that is dotted with family Maasai manyattas that live a typical Maasai life as extended family units. Until recent years, most Maasai girls were not attending school. Nasaruni Academy began with one small building serving 13 girl students. The school has grown, adding classes to grade 8, and now serves over 120 students. Young Maasai girls are often married off at a young age, and without an education do not have the knowledge and skills that lead to educational opportunities. By providing access to school, these girls are able to participate in education and will soon have access to a new secondary school currently being built on the campus. Girls will continue their education through high school and be better prepared for the future. Nasaruni Academy is helping girls and their families write a new future full of hope, health and empowerment to lead to success.  For the school to attract high-quality teachers who will remain on-site for multiple years, teacher facilities must be addressed. 

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