PROVISION OF EXAMINATION MATERIALS FOR NATIONAL EXAMS
In October 2023 in partnership with parents of our kids book club, individual donors, and the community engagement office of the British Army Training Unit in Kenya (BATUK), we were able to provide examination materials to 60 children from Gakeu primary school who were sitting their grade 6 and class 8 national examination. Each child received pencils,rubber, zipper bag,ruler, clipboard and a fully equipped geometrical set. We also donated sanitary towels to the girls as we had a talk on personal hygiene.
The children were very happy to receive the exam materials as some of the materials were also useful in high school when they joined form one in 2024. We had an interactive session where the children shared their goals and dreams . It was a good opportunity to mentor them.
Our initial support for this school as with previous schools we have supported is the establishment of a library so as to foster a reading culture. Despite donating these materials, we noted that the main need for these children is provision of a feeding program. After further assessment we saw that the kitchen the school currently uses is a semi permanent structure with a three stone stove that is not sufficient to cook for all the children.
Our hope and prayer is to raise funds so that we can embark on constructing a kitchen for the school as our project for 2024