Waitua Primary School, Murangá County, Kenya
Waitua Primary School is located near Kaha-ini Shopping Centre in Kandara Sub-County, Murangá County of Kenya. The school started in 1972 as an Early Childhood Centre and was later expanded to a public primary school in 1985. Currently, the school has an enrollment of 550 pupils predominantly from the neighboring villages. Majority of the children in the school come from needy families who cannot afford three meals.
In the year 2022, ECC has prioritized the following projects:
Daily Lunch Programme in Waitua
The Daily Lunch Programme in Waitua Primary School was started in 2019 to ensure that the needy children do not spend a school day hungry. Since the project started, the academic performance of the school has improved. In 2020, ECC supported the school to construct a modern kitchen which has been fitted with energy saving stoves. The lunch programme has been benefiting 130 pupils from needy families. Each school day, the needy school children are provided with porridge and an egg at 10 am. During lunch, the children are given a plate of rice with beans or ndengu (green grams) and a fruit.
School Infrastructure - Renovation of Classrooms
Currently, the majority of classroom buildings in Waitua Primary School have become old and dilapidated. The school intends to renovate the classrooms by replacing worn out floors, veranda and window panes. The classrooms will be painted both inside and outside to give the school a new look. This is expected to create a fresh and exciting learning environment for the students and a good working environment for the teachers. This will translate to better academic performance.