We built a brand-new eco-friendly kitchen to cook and feed 400 children fresh meals daily. When the schools closed across the world, we continue our support to the children at Waitua School by setting up a food/ grocery pick up scheduled every Friday. 193 families are supported by this program. Additionally, all the desks at school were replaced with 100 high quality desks.
Waitua Primary School started in 1972 as an Early Childhood Centre and was later expanded to a public primary school in 1985. It is located near Kaha-ini Shopping Centre in Kandara Sub-County, Murangá County of Kenya. Currently, the school has an enrollment of 550 pupils mostly from the neighboring villages. The school does not have a boarding facility and all the pupils are day scholars.
Majority of parents are casual laborers in the neighboring coffee plantations and therefore lack resources to adequately provide the basic needs for their children.
Being a public school, Waitua is under the Ministry of Education. The government is responsible for providing teachers to the school. Currently, the current school Principal is Mr. Modesto Mungai who runs the school with the support of the school management committee comprising of parents.
In the course of this year, 2020, ECC-USA implemented the following projects:
• School feeding programme with 200 beneficiary children
• Construction of a permanent kitchen
• Installation of a modern cooking system
• Purchase of 100 desks
These projects have improved the learning environment in the school.
Among the challenges the school faces include:
i. Poor infrastructure- Classrooms have chipped floors and rough walls.
ii. The school does not have adequate latrines.