Ngwata primary school

Location: Mlolongo Township, Machakos

Amara started working with this school in 2015. We chose this school because the iron sheet classrooms had no floor, were overcrowded and were poorly ventilated.  We, therefore, decided that the educational facility needed to be rebuilt and refurbished to allow the students to learn in a more conducive learning environment.

Student numbers increased from 570 in 2015 to  3202 at present.

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Amara undertook the following:

  • Construction of 6 new classrooms and a kitchen in partnership with MZ & KZ Foundation-UK, Victoria Commercial Bank Charitable Trust, Endeavour Africa Group & Soilex Prosolve Ltd
  • Equipping classrooms with desks.
  • Introduced a feeding program in 2015.
  • Providing piped water and installed a water tank.
  • School has restricted land available for expansion, but County Development Fund (CDF) have built 8 classrooms on 2 floors and another block of 2 classrooms
  • Amara set up a fully functional library in September 2018 kindly donated by Dipak & Bharti Shah, Hemina & Mitul Malde, RAAW Trust & CAREducation Trust
  • Donated school stationery and library books in 2022 and 2023
  • Donated school stationery to each student in 2024

"I can't think of any issue more important than working to see that no school child in this world goes hungry". - Drew Barrymore


Dilapidated iron sheet classrooms


Overcrowded classrooms with nearly 100 students in some cases


Six newly built classrooms that has eased congestion

Structure of the New Library

New library stucture


Old kitchen where hygiene was a constant challenge


New kitchen with energy saving stoves used to prepare 3100 lunches daily


Before receiving desks, the students barely had desk space to do their lessons

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The newly constructed library and equipped with books from generous donors has the students eager to read


Introduced in 2015, the Feeding Program provides students with a warm wholesome lunch


Textbooks donation


Children enjoying porridge on a cold day


Children excited about the newly built classrooms


Students receiving donations of solar lanterns