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Shine The Light Kenya is focused on the public schools of Kenya. Here are the schools with whom they are starting to work.
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This school caters for about 600 pupils, and due to lack of facilities their performance is below average. Only a handful of their students make it to secondary school. Those admitted to secondary school mostly do not go due to lack of school fees. This means that the cycle is started all over again so they join the parents doing menial jobs to keep themselves barely fed.
Over 200 pupils are either orphans or being brought up by one parent. Others are cared for by their grandparents who toil to put food on the table. Most of these children are malnourished and quite often do not know where their next meal is coming hence poor performance in class work. This school only has two latrines because the third one caved in due to poor structure and materials used. Children are forced to queue for these toilets all day long in between classes.
Nguku Primary school is located in Kigumo division, Murang’a County in Central Kenya. The school was established in 1958 by the Catholic Church in collaboration with the local community. Today the parents are not able to replace the old structures that were put in place over forty years down the line due to poverty in the area.
Parents too are not able to provide basic needs, writing materials and text books to compliment the few available from the Free Primary Education government program initiated in year 2003 to-date. If financial assistance is given to this institution the academic standards will improve, security of the pupils will be enhanced.
This school at present has about seven hundred sixty (760) students in attendance.
These students come from almost all the 42 tribes in Kenya, to name a few, Kikuyu, Meru, Luo, Luhya, Kamba, Kisii, Embu, Maasai, Kalenjin and some are from Zambia.
Their parents are economically challenged and mostly work as casual laborers, peasant farmers and some run small businesses, earning very little and basically living from hand to mouth. About a quarter of the school, (200) children are orphans living with guardians and grandparents who can barely put food on the table.