Mountain View Primary School

Location: Lukenya, Machakos County, Kenya

Amara started working with this school in 2011. Seeing the students study under a tree due to lack of space and the dilapidated condition of existing classroom constructed from iron sheets, 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 250 in 2022.

 

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Amara undertook 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

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Children were sitting outside to study

Classes were being conducted in the open without shelter from weather and dust

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Newly built classroom block and open-air hall

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The old classroom posing a health and safety hazard

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Installation of playground equipment enhances playtime at the school

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Young learners excited to receive school uniforms

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Donation of solar lanterns which will aid study time

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Donation of desks for the new classrooms that will enhance learning

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Children queuing to receive donation of stationery

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Children line up for a warm wholesome meal, for some the first of the day

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Children enjoying lunch and each others company