Where we work
We are situated in a large township south of Nairobi, called Kitengela. 300,000 people reside in Kitengela, living in slums or apartment complexes. Kitengela’s infrastructure lacks roads, plumbing, drainage, and accessible water.
Our work is carried out at Noonkopir Township Primary School - one of three public schools in Kitengela. It schools 1,500 students in sixteen classrooms. With an average of 93 students per classroom, Noonkopir is bursting at the seams.
We have worked with the school since 2013 when our Director, Erin Hegarty, employed locals to build two new classrooms to help with overpopulation.
In 2017 and 2018, we employed locals to do maintenance on the classrooms by recementing the floors which had worn down to expose the reinforcement wire.
In 2017 Noonkopir opened the only special needs unit in the township. The room is an empty shell measuring three meters by five meters and accommodates forty students with a huge array of disabilities.
We are an ambassador and a friend of Noonkopir Township Primary School and we wish to see the student’s educational standards improve. We are, therefore, building a new, state-of-the-art special needs unit.
who we work for
Our first and most important relationship is with the students of the special needs unit. Their health and education is our core concern.
To improve the student’s health, we work on establishing relationships with other charities in Kenya. Such relationships give us access to a range of medical specialists and in turn, assistance from their not-for-profit sector.
We have worked with:
The Fred Hollows Foundation
Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital
We've got big plans to build a Special Needs Centre at Noonkopir Township Primary School in 2020 and we need your help.