Ngalalya Primary School

Location: Joska Town, Machakos County, Kenya

Amara started working with this school in 2015.  Amara was drawn to work here because there were no permanent structures and yet student academic performance was impressive. Amara decided to build permanent structures to create a conducive learning environment.

Number of students has grown from 250 students in 2015 to 550 students in 2022.

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Amara has provided the following:

  • Construction of 7 new classrooms and a kitchen in partnership with I&M Bank Ltd
  • Donated desks, teachers tables and library shelves.
  • Provided piped water from a nearby borehole.
  • Set up a fully functional library in 2016 and upgraded in partnership with Story Moja. Amara was delighted when they were chosen to participate in the Maktaba Award.
  • Donated playground equipment.
  • Introduced a feeding program.
  • Planted fruit trees, moringa seedlings and sowed acacia seed balls in 2017.
  • Donation of new school uniforms to 355 students in standard 1 to 7 in 2018

“A library outranks any other thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert”. - Andrew Carnegie

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Dilapidated structures where students came to learn

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Seven new permanent classrooms built in 2015

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Kitchen built in 2016, which now feeds over 400 children daily

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Introduced a fully-fledged library in 2016, thanks to donations from Robert Bence & RMP team-UK

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Amazing reads for students in the newly set up library

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Receiving a donation of textbooks from Desai Memorial Foundation, improving ratio of books to student

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Donation of desks in 2015 and textbooks in partnership with Desai Memorial Foundation

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Conducted a tree planting exercise and started a kitchen garden

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Students anxiously waiting their turn for a warm lunch