School in distant, difficult classrooms: Kenya


Photo from Heidi Totten, who is spearheading a campaign to get desks for schools like this one in Kenya:

Tenkees School, in the Mau region of Kenya. Photo by Heidi Totten

Tenkees School, in the Mau region of Kenya. Photo by Heidi Totten

Ms. Totten, working with a group called 100 Humanitarians (Entrepreneurs Changing the World), posted this in November, for a November 27 fundraising project.

Our next $5 Friday Fundraiser will be for additional desks for this school in the Mau region of Kenya. This is a very remote area that we visited. The school serves over 300 students with very few desks that they cram into.

They also have two latrines for each gender. With 300 kids you can imagine the sanitary conditions.

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Our hope is to start with adding more desks, then rebuilding the kitchen and adding latrines. Just $5 can go far!

Please feel free to click over to this group and contribute.

How well would you or your kids learn in this school?

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2 Responses to School in distant, difficult classrooms: Kenya

  1. […] modest departure from the occasional series on how kids get to school, and the classrooms they get to. Perhaps more accurately, it’s a series on the struggles children face to get to […]

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  2. cheekos says:

    Kids in Need of Desks (KIND) is an excellent, and quite inexpensive UNICEF program, to improve the economies of a number of developing countries. Jump-starting education is so leveraged as the benefits–and the lives of the children–are lifelong. and guess what, as each class of students advances, the desks wIll still be there for the next class, and the next, and the next…

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