Katani Secondary School

Location: Mavoko Constituency, Athi River District, Machakos County, Kenya

The school started in 2010 with a population of 30 students. The current population in 2022 is 520 students.   Amara started working with this school in 2017.

The Team decided to work with this school because they owned spacious grounds and had the potential for income generating projects such as kitchen gardens.

The school has proactive teachers and Board of Management.

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Amara has assisted with:

  • Construction of a kitchen
  • A systematic library in May 2018
  • Football uniforms and balls
  • Sanitary towels and stationery
  • Metal cabinets
  • Amara constructed a boys' dormitory in April 2019
  • Plans for 2019: Workshops in menstrual hygiene & making of re-usable sanitary pads
  • Cultivating vegetable garden and planting fruit and shade trees

“You cannot make people learn. You can only provide the right conditions for learning to happen.” - Vince Gowmon

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The AMARA Team and guests during the opening ceremony of the Boys' dormitory

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The Amara team outside the newly constructed dormitory

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Speech by Mr. Samuel Mwaura (Grant Thornton) at the opening ceremony

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Speech by Vasha Vora at the opening ceremony

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Grant Thornton Team with the Amara Team

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Ceremonial tree planting by the Amara team to mark the occasion

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The New Boys' dormitory funded by Grant Thornton Kenya and their well-wishers

Ongoing construction at roof stage

Ongoing construction of the boys' dormitory at roof stage

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New kitchen and storeroom

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Opening ceremony of the kitchen and storeroom

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A library lesson that has seen an improvement in their English grades

Donation of reference books

Donation of geometrical sets, reference books and school stationery

Donation of football uniforms
Donation of sanitary towels

Donations of football uniforms and balls to the school's football team and sanitary towels to the girls