January 4, 2017 Progress. December 15, 2016 The ECD classroom in progress.
Building a new dining room and kitchen, upgrade drainage system, and water catchment system.
Simotwet Primary School was opened as a nursery school in 1986 in the Londiani District, amid the cornfields overlooking the Great Rift Valley. It expanded into a primary school in the 1990s, and has had up to Grade 8 since 2000. All 10 classrooms on site have been converted to stone structures from the original wooden buildings, although one of the classrooms has been converted to office space. The government funds seven teachers for the school, while parents hire the rest including preschool teachers. In 2013, 306 children attended primary school, with another 70 in preschool. Currently, there are 72 boys and 120 girls being educated by 5 male teachers and 9 female teachers.
The government had already built eight stone classrooms prior to our arrival, for which ABW provided some renovations. We also added three new, stone primary classrooms and built a separate, two-room preschool, with water collection systems for each. The most recently completed phase was to build a new dining room/kitchen and upgrade the drainage/water catchment system.