August 8, 2017 Current progress. August 8, 2017 Boys’ dorm water tank: Wall separation: Toilets:
Build a dormitory for 100 students with water tanks
Loigero Primary School is a recently developed school serving the Maasai population near the community of Talek, near an entry gate to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. ABW first met school founder Jacob Nkumum teaching a small group of children in the shade of an acacia tree in 1999. It become a large, permanent school, registered with the government, with six government-paid teachers and seven more hired by parents several years ago. Being near a business community and a fairly well-used road, Loigero has attracted the interest of other agencies that have also contributed to the development. Currently, there are 331 boys and 267 girls being educated by 8 male and 6 female teachers. Thirty-two students are sitting for the national exam (grade 8) this year.
By the time ABW began building classrooms in 2003, the community had already funded two wooden classrooms, which have been upgraded by us with paint and cement floors. ABW has built a total of six stone classrooms and a food storage facility to allow feeding programs to continue, installed water catchment and storage systems, and drilled a well and added a distribution system. Recently we added a four-unit teachers’ residence. The Community Development Fund and other donors have built six additional classrooms, a kitchen/dining facility, toilets and an administration building.
• In 2013, the school had its first Grade 8 class.
• The school sells well water from a kiosk behind the school to raise maintenance funds.
• Without dormitories, the school has been using classrooms to accommodate 44 boys and 12 girls in 2013.