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 230 at present.


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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
  • Started a feeding program in 2012.
  • 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
  • Donated library books and teachers' desks in 2023.
  • Donated school stationery to each student in 2024.

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

Children were sitting outside to study

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


Newly built classroom block and open-air hall


The old classroom posing a health and safety hazard

playground equipment
Mt View-children on playground

Installation of playground equipment enhances playtime at the school


Young learners excited to receive school uniforms


Donation of solar lanterns which will aid study time


Donation of desks for the new classrooms that will enhance learning


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


Children enjoying lunch and each others company