Project / Rapogi Primary School

About This Project

Current
Classrooms: 7
Students: 400
Teachers: 10
Invested: $130,000

 

About the project

Rapogi Lwanda is a scattered rural village community in a sugar growing area of far western Kenya. The nearest public school in Rapogi township has over 120 students in some classrooms. The absence of a school at Rapogi Lwanda has been compounded by the large number of orphaned children cared for by the local Seventh-day Adventist community. Since 2012, donors from Canada and Australia have financed the construction of seven classrooms, offices, and most recently a dormitory which accommodates 80 orphans (48 girls, 32 boys). Currently, the eight grades of Primary School have an enrolment of 400 children.

The local community, though poor, is very supportive of the school project and contributes by way of the Rapogi Lwanda Self-Help Community Based Organization (CBO), which also acts as the building committee for the school project. The CBO committee meets regularly and seeks a sustainable future for their community.

Our involvement

A Better World provides financial management of Rapogi Lwanda development, which involves two distinct approaches: (1) completion of the eight-grade primary school, followed by construction of a vocational training facility for orphaned youth in the community, (2) working with the Rapogi Lwanda CBO to be self-sustaining in the school’s operation, and to enhance the community’s quality of life.

Donor support is encouraged.

 

Contact either of the Project Leaders for more information:

Keith Clouten in Canada
clouten1@telus.net

Neville Clouten in Australia
nclouten@gmail.com

Current Phase Updates

Rapogi Primary School Phase 4 Updates

March 2018 Update from Project Manager Keith Clouten   May 29, 2017 Inside the new bathrooms.   February 6, 2017 Nearly completed Bathrooms where the children can bathe and wash their clothes.

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Rapogi Primary School Water Update

January 10, 2017 The new tanks and gutters are allowing the school to collect drinking and cooking water.

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Current Phase

Rapogi Vocational School Phase 1

$35,000 goal

$25,000 raised

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Phase Objective

To build a vocational education centre for training orphaned youth


Project Leader:  Keith and Neville Clouten

Major Donor: Keith and Ngaire Clouten, Neville and Noreen Clouten

Current Phase Info

Rapogi Primary School Phase 4

$20,000 goal

$10,000 raised

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Phase Objective

To build Classroom 8 to complete primary school; new bathrooms


Project Leader:  Keith and Neville Clouten

Major Donor: Keith and Ngaire Clouten, Neville and Noreen Clouten

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Completed Phases

Rapogi Primary School Phase 3

Dormitory for Orphans

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Rapogi Primary School Phase 2

Building 4 new classrooms

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Rapogi Primary School Phase 1

Building first 3 classrooms

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