Kyangoma Boarding Special School

Location: Kikima Town,Makueni County

Amara started working with this school in 2013. The Amara team was disturbed to see the girls use the Primary School classroom as their dormitory and there was lack of good hygiene, balanced meals and water.

The number of students has grown from 88 in 2013 to 137 in 2021.


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Amara’s involvement with the school has been to:

  • Construct and furnish 38 bed girls dormitory, multipurpose hall & kitchen (2013), pathway from dormitory to classrooms and kitchen area (2017) in partnership with Healthcare Direct (K) Ltd and CAREducation Trust
  • Digging of a well in December 2016 and installed a pump in January 2017 kindly donated by Eng Anthony Wandu
  • Medical care and physiotherapy throughout 2017 in partnership with Healthcare Direct (K) Ltd
  • Vocational training for 8 students.
  • Fun craft & play workshop for the children.
  • Installation of playground equipment kindly donated by Petroleum Industrial Services
  • Introduced a vegetable garden & fruit trees.

“A child with special needs will inspire you to be a special person”. - Unknown


“I am different not less”. Dr Temple Grandin

Kyangoma overall plaque

Donors of Kyangoma Special Needs School


Growing vegetables in gunny bags is School's initiative. It was inspired by AMARA through permanent water solution and kitchen garden setup.


Budding farmers implementing their favorite vocation

Donation of Wheel chairs

Donation of wheel chairs

Furnished new girls dormitory

Newly built and furnished girls dormitory


In 2017, 6 children with cerebral palsy were gifted 6 customized, and other wheelchairs, crutches and walkers were donated for physically challenged


The newly constructed multipurpose hall


Wheel chair access pathway to the dormitories and kitchen constructed in 2017


Physiotherapy sessions for the children

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Children learning new skills in a sewing class


The kids enjoying porridge during break time

water well
well pump

Water well which was dug in 2015 and the water pump was installed in 2016


Art and crafts class


Workshop where children are learning bead work and motor skills


Children having fun during playtime