KWALE (Kenya Kesho)
-- Work is in progress to construct
and administer, on a professional basis, a primary school for
girls, write Sandra and Peter Ruysenaars of the
'Kenya Kesho' project on the Kenya South Coast.
you to partner with us to make it happen!
We are so excited that our new project is already underway.
As the gap between rich and poor continues to grow in Kenya,
so do the numbers of children who fall through the cracks.
Education for girls has been identified as one of the best
solutions for reversing the relentless trend of poverty and is
one of the most powerful tools to empower women within the
family and society.
Educating a girl changes her destiny, raises families out of
poverty, and is a starting point for social change.
Education is the key to unlocking the door of freedom for
girls in our area of Kwale County.
By providing education in a very rural area we are setting
new standards for taking responsibility for the future of girls.
We focus on maximum impact.
If we don’t act now another generation of girls from coastal
southern Kenya will slip through the net of education.
To support the girls at The Kenya Kesho School for Girls,
Mshiu Village, Kwale County we will join with donors, teachers,
government officials, traditional authorities and parents in
order to supply resources.
Research and programme experience suggest that building a
quality school within a village and providing trained teachers,
teaching materials, and a good curriculum are often enough to
bring most girls into school—at least at the primary level – and
encourages parents to get more involved in the education of
Kenya Kesho will provide a quality education, with enough
educated and trained teachers, updated books, desks and a
curriculum that equips girls to cope in the modern world and
that parents and girls themselves believe will be useful.
We expect the total capital outlay to be in the region of
KShs 28 million, to be dispersed in two phases.
Phase I is expected to cost KShs 18 million and Phase II will
cost KShs 10 million.
The completed school will eventually consist of 10
classrooms, an administration block, a computer room, a library
and ablution facilities.
The operating costs for the first four years will be in the
region of KShs 4 to 8 million per annum increasing to KShs 12
million once the school is running at full capacity.
By donating to and partnering with the Kenya
Kesho Trust you can help ensure the establishment and
continuation of the primary school.
There are lots of ways you can help:
• make a one-off payment towards
construction and capital costs
• sponsor a child or teacher
• donate goods or services
• contribute KShs 750,000 to have naming
rights to a classroom
• contribute your time or talents - talk
to us about what you would like to offer!
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