About the School
Ikonge Primary School is the largest school supported by A Better World. Located between Kisii and Kericho, it serves an area populated primarily by tea industry laborers. It was founded about 40 years ago and continues to grow. The oldest existing buildings were built in 1991 and have quickly deteriorated. Four classrooms, funded by Barclay’s Bank, and two funded by the Community Development Fund remain in good condition along with the projects funded with your support by A Better World. In 2013, 731 primary students and 164 preschoolers attended. The government funded 18 teachers that year (including two special education teachers), while parents paid one additional primary teacher and four ECD teachers. Today, nearly one thousand students attend Ikonge Primary School – 492 girls and 492 boys – taught by 22 teachers.