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 246 in 2023.
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