Kamahia Primary School

An introduction

This school is situated on a ridge, with a pupil catchment area of about six miles. It was founded in 1973 and the grounds extend to about 10 acres. HSK’s first involvement was in 2000 when there were 500+ pupils, and although there were groups of classrooms they were simply shells roughly constructed in stonework and had earth floors; walls were not plastered; some classrooms had no window frames; verandas and walkways had not been provided. There was no effective rainwater harvesting. A few of the classrooms had been improved in 1998-2000 by parents of volunteer teachers from the UK. The headmaster’s office and staff room were separate in an old timber building.

What have we done?

All classrooms now have concrete floors and plastered walls, glazed windows, and door frames with lockable doors. Admin offices rehoused either side of the portico, and ceilings provided. All areas painted and decorated. Rainwater harvesting and stone storage tank provided. Furniture and fitments provided for the admin area and 3-seater bench desks and teacher’s tables/chairs in classrooms. Staff toilets built.

What’s the plan?

Although a great deal has been done further improvements are desirable. Some of the classroom floors need renewal or repair, and the sanitation arrangements need to be upgraded if not replaced with new. Our continuing interest in this school is important as it serves as a major feeder-school for Lereshwa Secondary.

Factfile
School:

Kamahia Primary School
HSK involved since:
2000
Location:

Situated on a ridge, with a pupil catchment area of about six miles
Pupils:

500+
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