April 26th, 2018 The borehole is completed March 28th, 2018 Casings were put on and the pump is ready to be tested
To build a science laboratory
received of $30,000 goal
Ringa Primary School was established in 1983 just off a busy highway east of Kericho. An old stone structure built by the government in 1988 intended to be a shop for a vocational school was later converted into the current administration block. The community then added four stone classrooms. The remaining classrooms were typical wooden, dirt-floored structures when ABW found the school in 2005 – with the exception of a stone building in progress being built by the local parents. In 2013, the school had 430 students in Grades 1 to 8, with another 50 in preschool. There are now 14 classrooms on site, including the preschool some distance from the primary classrooms, and new toilets for boys and the preschool. The government pays 12 teachers at Ringa, while the parent hire an additional three, plus two preschool teachers.
ABW completed its first block of four classrooms in 2006, building another four primary classrooms as well as the two-room preschool and toilets for it since then. We also drilled a well and installed a hand pump. The community also built a boys’ toilet on-site
• Part of the community’s commitment to building its own classrooms in 2005 was to have the children carry a large rock to school every day; on weekends the parents would go to the school and hammer the rocks into gravel for the concrete.
• The school is attempting to grow and sell maize to raise funds.
• According to head teacher Christopher Rotich, average grades across the district went up after a professional development session provided by Canadian teachers through ABW.
• The size of the Grade 8 class continues to grow, with 40 students writing the national exams in 2013 and 50 expected in 2014.