Kwa Kalusya Primary School

Location: Lukenya, Machakos County

Amara’s involvement with this school started in 2010. Amara chose to rebuild and refurbish this school because the classrooms were  previously dilapidated stables. This was Amara’s flagship project where the team learned about interacting with the community, liaising with education bodies, and the need for holistic education. The team also learnt that many children did not go to school but were engaged in sand harvesting and were searching for water. To attract and retain students at the school, Amara introduced the porridge scheme to feed children in the area.

The number of students rose from 80 in 2010 to 168 in 2021.

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Amara assisted by providing the following;

  • Construction of a hall, kitchen and store in 2011 & 8 door ablution block in 2012.
  • Construction of 5 new classrooms in partnership with I& M Bank Ltd and Shah Ranmal Raja Charitable Trust
  • Replaced porridge programme with a lunch feeding programme in 2016.
  • Planted shade trees to fence the school compound.
  • Donations of water tanks, solar lanterns, stationery, sports equipment and uniforms.
  • Conducted teenage workshops and peer to peer education for the pupils.
  • Set up a fully functional library in 2017 donated by Dhruv & Sanika Naresh Shah
  • Donation of new school uniforms to 124 students in standard 1 to 7 in 2018

“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

Ongoing Library lesson

Ongoing libray lesson

Library Books

Collection of library books


Fully constructed classrooms block at Kwa Kalusya primary school

Kitchen & Store

Previously constructed kitchen, store and dining hall, which has now been converted into Form 1 classrooms


Newly constructed toilet facilities


The old school, which was previously a condemned horse stable


Sports Day held at the school


Workshop on heath and hygiene being conducted for young girls from three neighboring schools


Most improved school in KCPE examination in 2014


Donation of uniforms to students