Mountain View Primary School

Location: Lukenya, Machakos County, Kenya

Amara commenced working with this school in 2011. Seeing the students study under a tree due to lack of space and the dilapidated existing calssrooms constructed with mabati, the Amara team felt there was a need for new classrooms. Additionally, the Amara team saw the need to upgrade the impassable roads to access the school.

Number of students has grown from 60 in 2010 to 230 in 2021.


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Amara has performed the following:

  • Construction of 4 new classrooms, administration office and an ablution block in 2012 in partnership with Sushma & Nimish Shah
  • Installed playground equipment in 2016 kindly donated by Nimish Shah
  • Construction of 3 additional classrooms and an open air hall in 2017 kindly donated by:
  • Jayaben & late Arunkant Ladha Jina Shah
  • Mina & Nilesh Shah
  • Sushma, Nimish, Anay & Nihar Shah
  • Raj, Leena & Rani Shah
  • Kushal, Priya, Aanya & Aarnav Shah
  • Donations of solar lanterns, curriculum text and reference books, stationery and sanitary towels
  • Set up a fully functional library in 2017 in partnership with Aman & Ruhan Jinal Shah
  • Donation of new school uniforms to 156 students in standard 1 to 7 in 2018

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world”. - Malala Yousafzai

Children were sitting outside to study

Children were sitting outside to study

playground equipment
Mt View-children on playground

Playtime is precious. Play builds brain pathways for thee... thy and many other lifelong skills”. - Heather Shumaker


Newly built classrooms block and open air hall


Previous classrooms where the learning environment was not conducive or safe


The old classroom had a poor and weak structure

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Donation of solar lanterns


Donation of desks for the new classrooms


Children enjoying lunch


Children line up for porridge during break time