About This Project
About the project
Most of the children who are in the school come from Bondeni Slums and its environment. Bondeni is the biggest slum in Gilgil, and the people here are mainly low income learners. As the years go by, the infrastructure is collapsing slowly, and the community is unable to supply what the school needs. Our goal is to help create safe, long-lasting education. Since a child dies every 20 seconds as a result of poor sanitation, our first move at Gilgil was to install toilets. The current school population is 680 children. 360 children are boys and 320 are girls. The name of the town where the school is located is Gilgil Town. There are 23 teachers (3 men, 20 women) at the school and all are paid by the government. The school has been in existence since 1953 and it is a public government school – thus the children do not pay school fees. But, as years go by, the infrastructure is collapsing slowly with less support from any well-wishers as the parents also are not better placed in assisting.
This is a very new project. Already, boys and girls toilets have been built (Phase 1), 6 classrooms are being renovated (Phase 2), and 3 ECD classrooms have just been completed (Phase 3).