Kenya: Community Projects

Samburu is located in rural Kenya. Most people in this region rely on livestock and mixed farming. The environment is very arid and often there is a deficit in household food supplies. Household sizes are large, with an average of 6-8 members.  The learning environment for students in Samburu is generally difficult due to food and economic insecurity.

In working closely with community members there has been a call for school infrastructure projects. When the government declared primary school free to attend, there was a major influx of students that most primary schools are and were not equipped to handle.  A severe shortage of desks, classrooms, and teachers have forced students to study on the ground, under trees, and drop out of school.

Desks

Classroom Construction

Water Projects

Income Generating Projects

SIDEP

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  • 1. “Yoga” (Hello) from Uganda « Trivani Field Notes  |  November 3, 2009 at 12:46 am

    […] through their efforts to systematically enlist and train village leaders throughout the Samburu region to initiate community self-development. We’ll tell you more about these efforts in the […]

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