Originally this was just a small, mud and wattle farm school, built to serve the children of the area. However, over the last fifteen years the school’s population has quadrupled, from 500 students to just over 2000.
A lot of work has had to be done to try and keep up with the influx of students.
The school was previously supported by a small UK based charity that helped provide classrooms, teacher accommodation and toilet blocks. Unfortunately, this support has now ended, yet the growing student numbers mean that the school is facing many challenges. Exam results have been affected as student to teacher ratios fall (only half of the 41 teachers are paid for by the government, the others must be paid for by parents or donors). Scholarships have in the past been offered to some primary school leavers to attend secondary school and some of the brighter students have even been able to attend universities.
There is currently an urgent need for maintaining the current classrooms and building new ones, as well as purchasing classroom desks, dining tables and building new toilet blocks. More teachers need to be appointed and their teaching resources must be improved. The new dining hall which is nearing completion will also serve as a community centre for the people of Kasarani. Loldia House guests are welcome to visit the school during term time.
If you would like to make a donation of any size towards the running of the school, sponsoring a child through secondary education or gifting items required by the children such as books or stationery supplies, you can do so via the donate button below. Please also refer to our packing for difference section for information regarding the types of supplies most in need.