The Kenya Schools Fund
Narutia Primary in Kenya has over 100 4- and 5-year-old early learners jammed into a dark, mud-floor classroom. With funds raised at the April 8th 4×4 concert and other related support, The Nobelity Project is committed to replacing the old shed with a proper, modern 2-classroom Preschool.
Great progress at all our partner schools. Story in pictures here
What started as a small rain water collection system turned into our biggest project yet. With construction of a new two-story high school, rainwater basketball court, kitchen, science labs, library and preschool, Mahiga Hope High School and Primary serves as the inspiration and model for our Kenya Schools Fund projects.
Completed: High School Classrooms, RainWater Court, Science Labs, Library, Kitchen, Preschool
With thanks to:
Needed: Textbooks, desks and chairs, sponsorships of students and additional teachers
In honor of the late Austin music icon Joe Gracey, a library and music lab is now open at Amboni Primary School, which with the new water purification system, improves the education environment for the community.
Completed: The Joe Gracey Library and Music Lab, Water Purification system
With thanks to: The Bellows Family Foundation, Well Aware, AMD/Lenovo
Needed: Books to fill the new library; funds for a librarian and music teacher
With certain science labs necessary for graduation, students at Simbara are now able to successfully complete those requirements with their new Science Lab.
Completed: Science Lab
With thanks to: The John and Tamra Gorman Family
Needed: Classroom Reconstruction and Science Lab Equipment
As this town’s first primary school, community members all pitched in to help construct the building. With clean water and new classrooms – and more being planned – enrollment has more than doubled at Mutaki.
Completed: New classrooms for 3rd and 4th grades and solar-powered water purification system
With thanks to: Well Aware, The Beebe Family, BR Cohn Winery and The Doobie Brothers
Needed: 5th grade classroom
Location: Aberdare Mountains Eastern Highland Kenya
Serves: 350 PreK-8th Grade
Completed: Mamacita’s Preschool, sanitation facilities, double classroom building, water purification system
With thanks to: Cheryle Locke and Family, Well Aware
Needed: Textbooks and library materials
Thanks to Cheryle Locke and her family for the support to build this beautiful new preschool for 50 4 and 5 year-olds. Early learning is key to a more successful education and these children are on their way. Also in the works: upgraded sanitation facilities and a new stone double classroom building.
With a new library and clean water, Irbaan School is thriving and moving forward to open a new girls dormitory for boarding students.
Completed: Library and Rainwater collection
With thanks to: Well Aware and The Mechling Family
Needed: Funding for a rainwater collection system on the new girls dormitory, and mosquito nets for the 200 girls who will be living in the dorms
Daaba has been one of the more challenging projects we’ve taken on, with tribal differences and a remote location, however we’ve met some wonderful people and made some much needed improvements to the school.
Completed: Classroom block, well restoration and solar power
With thanks to: Well Aware and Sarova Shaba Hotel, Kenya
Needed: Textbooks and classroom materials
This all-girls (mostly) boarding school are happy recipients of a well stocked new computer lab and library, which enhances their well-rounded education.
Completed: Computer Lab and Library
With thanks to: AMD/Lenovo
Needed: Library books, a Computer Instructor and Internet support
In just a short period of time, we’ve helped build classrooms for this isolated mountain school and supported a tree planting program.
Completed: Primary Classrooms Grades 1 & 2 and the Tree Nursery
With thanks to: The Gorman Family
Needed: Classrooms for Grades 3 & 4 (including books, desks and supplies)
As this school continues to increase the number of boarding students, the need to mosquito nets grows as well. Additionally, Talek is trying to provide appropriate accommodations for female boarding students.
Completed: Mosquito Nets for 500
Needed: Large-capacity water system, textbooks, library books, girls sanitary supplies and mosquito nets
Down the road from Mahiga Hope, the Honi School is also home to an enthusiastic community looking to educate their children. With a water purification system in place now, we hope to equip this school with books and supplies.
Completed: Solar powered purified water system
Needed: Textbooks, desks and other learning materials
This Youth Empowerment Program sponsors tree-planting at schools in conjunction with soccer matches and other special events
Needed: Donation to help plant a tree
As one of our more recent projects, our hearts were won by the students and community at Kiguru, a school with many natural resource challenges and lack of teachers for the special needs children.
Completed: Water purification system and classroom lighting
With thanks to: Well Aware and The Nobelity Project
Needed: Schoolyard drainage and pond restoration, Special Needs classroom materials, Textbooks