Kanaani Primary School

Location: Athi River, Between Slota and Njoguini Slums. Machakos County, Kenya.

Student’s population grown from 500 students in 2011 to 1033 in 2021

Amara was urged to work with this school to try and provide quality education to the growing population of students from the two nearby slums.

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Amara’s input at this school includes:

  • Refurbishment of 6 classrooms ( donated by Orient Lodge), construction of 3 new classrooms( by Brij Foundation and Amara)
  • Construction & installation of a kitchen and store, donated by Independent Franchise Partners,LLP-UK
  • An energy saving stove was also installed in the kitchen.
  • Classrooms were equipped with students desks and teachers tables.
  • Introduced vegetable garden in 2013 and installed drip kit and greenhouse / netting.
  • Donation of solar lanterns, curriculum text books, stationery and sanitary pads.
  • Started a fully equipped Karate workshop since 2015. Karate uniforms were donated to the students.
  • Conducted peer to peer education with urban schools (Aga Khan Academy).
  • Health and hygiene workshop was conducted for the children by the medical students of Nairobi University in 2015.
  • Organized a story telling event for the pupils, courtesy of international story tellers, Kiran Shah and Shella Wee from Australia and Singapore respectively.
  • Installed playground equipment in 2017.
  • In 2018, Amara intends to work with the special needs students from the locality, to provide them with a quality education.
  • In February 2018, we handed over a 12 door ablution block kindly donated by Hena Sawjani & Family, Anand & Meghna Dave
  • Donation of new school uniforms to 729 students in standard 1 to 7 students in 2018
  • Donation of a 20 ft container used as Head teacher's office, kindly donated by Mr. & Mrs. Navnit Shah
  • Repainting of 3 classrooms by Beta Healthcare International Limited
  • Set up a systematic library in 2018 in partnership with Streeniketan Nairobi

We pay the price when we deprive children of the exposure to the values, principles and education they need to make them good citizens”. - Sandra Day Connor


Old classrooms

3 New and 6 Refurbished Classrooms

3 new and 6 refurbished classrooms


A greenhouse was set up to allow the School to cultivate the land for income generation.

Amara’s first vegetable garden project where PTA members are actively participating in cultivation of this one acre garden

Amara's first vegetable garden project where the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) are actively participating in cultivation of this one acre garden


Kitchen store and equipment were donated, which helped feed over 800 students


Queuing up for lunch


Sanitary towels donation following a Hygiene and Cleanliness Workshop


Total of 33 Karatekas, out of which 13 were graded in February 2018


Participants of Kenya Open Karate Competition 2019. The girls won gold,bronze and silver medals.


Students having fun at play time.


Story telling session courtesy of international story teller Sheila Wee

Taken by Fred on 7.02.2018

New 12 door ablution block handed over in February 2018 to accommodate the increased student population at the school