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Hope Children’s Center, a primary school, is located in Likoni, one of the poorest areas of Mombasa in Kenya. While Kenya is relatively stable and prosperous, there is still a lot of poverty. The families in Likoni have a roof over their heads and enough food to survive, but little else.
The primary school gives its 250 pupils the opportunity to receive proper education. Primary education at state schools in Kenya is officially free of charge, but many children cannot afford the required books, uniform, stationery, etc., and therefore do not go to school at all. Hope Children´s Center, while technically a private school with tuition fees, offers primary education for as little as possible, a sum equivalent to less than €5 a month, which includes books, materials and daily lunch. By paying an affordable tuition fee, families get a sense of the value of education, and as a consequence, children attend the school on a daily basis.
Construction Period: June 2020
A Well for the School
Hope Children's Center
+ other private
A Well for the Secondary School
With the donation of 2.800€ by Jelastics, a cloud service provider, the construction of a well was facilitated at Hope Children’s Center. The measurement will lead to many benefits for children and teachers and it plays a great role in providing a safe and supportive learning environment.
The construction started with drilling and stabilizing the well to finally integrate running water in the primary school and future secondary school.
This project has many benefits for the school: Mombasa gets extremely hot in summer and access to clean running water is essential for the children. After completion of the well, Hope Children´s Center will not have to buy bottled water anymore and can save a lot of money in the long run, which can be spent on other urgently needed supplies. Health standards can be preserved and the preparation of daily meals for the children can be simplified.
New Furniture for the School
Currently, almost all the children who pass the state exams to gain entry into secondary education cannot do so. They cannot afford it as secondary education is not free in Kenya. Therefore, a secondary school with an affordable tuition fee for the poorest families is currently under construction in the same area. The funding for the building itself is already secured, but with the generous donations of Jelastic, desks and other furniture to equip the classroom appropriately could be purchased.