The Kiwanje Ndege Primary School endeavours to educate up to two hundred local children, however the school's facilities are in desperate need of repair.
This project involves
* building of new desks
* general refurbishment of the classroom facilities
* installing a water tank and guttering system to harness rainwater
This work will have a lasting impact on the lives of the local children in these ways:
* with the improved infrastructure of this school, a better learning environment is attained.
* more kids will be able to attend the school
* it will be less likely to close during the dry season as they will have adequate rainwater.
The need for this project has been identified by World Expeditions after consultations with the local communities in which they travel. The work will be carried out during a World Expeditions Community Project Travel tour to Kenya in September 2007.
Footprints Fundraising is supporting this project by covering materials costs including:
* building materials & paint
* rainwater tank and guttering materials
* Local labour costs
Labour will come from the tour participants who will perform the work over 4 days under the guidance of local partners and the villagers to ensure all the work is completed.
The Kiwanje Ndege Primary School is in the Laikipia Region. It is renowned for its spectacular range of African wildlife that roams freely across plains overlooked by the snow-capped Mount Kenya. Importantly, this area is home to local communities of Samburu & Laikipia (Northern Masai) peoples who graze their herds sustainably while sharing the land with the wildlife. Significantly, they are conserving more than just wildlife, but also a way of life
Can I visit this project?
You can join the 8 day World Expeditions Community Project Travel Kenya trip, for an amazing safari tour and the opportunity to contribute your time to this project. Departs Nairobi 9 September 2007.
To see what these community projects are like, see the documentary video about the Saramthali school in Nepal.