Empakasi Secondary School
Location: Empakasi Olesheiki Sub location Athi River North Location, Machakos County
Amara started working with this school in 2017.
This school was chosen because the girls started to drop out of school because of transport challenges and some due to getting married off.
The best solution to these challenges was to build a girls' dormitory.
Thanks to this new provision of the dormitory the population grew to 213 students.
Amara has assisted with:
- Construction of a girls’ dormitory in February 2018
- Donations of assorted reference books and curriculum text books
- Regular donation of sanitary towels
- Set up a fully functional mobile library in 2017
- Introduced feeding program from June 2017 to February 2018
- Amara intends to set up a vegetable garden and encourage students to plant trees as the area is very dry, arid and rocky.
- Plans for 2019: Menstrual health & hygiene workshops & making of re usable sanitary pads
- Construction of a kitchen, store and open air shed in July 2021
Quote: “Education is the movement from darkness to light” – Alan Bloom
Prayers held by Trustees and the school Board of Management Members during the ground breaking ceremony for construction of a Boys' dormitory.
Exciting site visit during the dormitory construction by happy donors, school fraternity and Amara Team.