To build 3 classrooms and 8 toilets
- Our Work
Ikonge Primary School is the largest school supported by ABW. Located between Kisii and Kericho, it serves an area populated primarily by tea industry labourers. It was founded at least 40 years ago, and continues to grow, with 731 primary students in 2013 and 164 preschoolers. The government funded 18 teachers that year (including two special education teachers), while parents paid one additional primary teacher and four ECD teachers. The oldest existing buildings (11 classrooms) were built in 1991 but have deteriorated badly. Four classrooms funded by Barclay’s Bank and two by the Community Development Fund are in good condition. You can see the current numbers above. Right now, 492 students are girls and 492 students are boys. There are 8 men and 14 women teaching.
ABW discovered Ikonge in 2008 and has replaced several of the worst buildings. We built five primary school classrooms (one of which is now a computer lab) and a separate four-room building that contains the preschool and library. ABW also refaced the administration building, added water collection systems and, in 2010, drilled a 100-metre well that the community is responsible for servicing.