The Olemoncho Primary School was registered in the year 2007 as a public primary school having started as a pre-school in the early 1990s. It’s situated near the town of Aitong - in a rural area of the Masai Mara. The school has an enrollment of 125 girls and 131 boys from nursery to grade 7. The school staff is composed of six public school teachers paid for by the Kenyan government and five teachers locally hired by the community. 47 percent of the student population are girls. The school administration has made a commitment to the education and retention of female students. The Head Teacher wrote in the application for the grant to fund the construction of the new classroom building; “It is high time we declare war on brain wastage through early and forced marriages. I can see a doctor, teacher, Pilot, Lecturer “Who was to be” running after the donkey, carrying water, fetching firewood, being mistreated by the husband and even been joined by the fourth wife just because we did not give opportunity to exploit her potential. Let us all join in one accord and show our girls/boys the proper direction.”
Students in grade 5 classroom built in 2019
Recently the Management Committee of the Olemoncho School submitted a request for a new classroom for 50 students in grades one and two. Students have been learning their lessons in a nearby metal building provided by a local church. A new classroom will provide these 6-8 year old students with a more conducive learning environment and will include them within the school compound. We appeal to YOU, our generous donors, to make this classroom a reality for these young learners. The KSP’s goal is to raise $10,000 by the end of November 2021! To donate go to the KSP’s Go Fund Me campaign via this link https://gofund.me/52ad5726.
The Kenyan School Project funded the infrastructure to bring water to the school in September 2020. They also funded a classroom for grade 5 students which was completed at the end of 2019. In 2018 the KSP funded an electric fence around the perimeter of the school to protect the students from roaming elephants and lions and to allow the school to plant trees and put in a school garden. See Completed Projects page.
The Olemoncho School Management Committee put together a development plan for the school in 2018. As a matter of priority, the school urgently requires:
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