AN INTRODUCTION

Kamathatha Primary School is situated below Gilgil, on the arid and dusty floor of the Rift Valley. The school has around 300 pupils, drawn from a mixed community of tribes including Maasai and Kikuyu and many of the children walk for several hours to reach the school.

WHAT HAVE WE DONE?

HSK first became involved at Kamathatha in 2005, after the local community organised a successful harambee (fundraising event). HSK topped up their funds to complete four semi-built stone classrooms, adding a verandah to provide shade and aid water collection. Since then HSK has provided classrooms, toilets, water tanks, desks and a beautiful library.

These works have greatly improved the teaching environment, which has not only aided learning but has also harboured a new sense of drive, purpose and determination at the school.

Through the donations of George & Teresa Parkes families we also pay the salaries of a number of teachers.

WHAT’S THE PLAN?

Although Kamathatha has taken great steps over the last year, there is still plenty of work to be done.

In 2018 thanks to the wonderful support from George & Teresa we launched our third lunch programme, providing a hot porridge meal every day for more than 350 children.

Our plan is to continue to support the school with the provision of books, lunches, teachers, desks and water harvesting.