Summary: Kibera Hamlets - a community based organisation serving youths and orphaned children in the Kibera slum in Nairobi - urgently requires funding for infrastructure development in its school compound.
- They have been issued an ultimatum from the Ministry of Health. If they do not commence work to fix their drainage system by July 16th, the school will be shut down. To undertake the work to achieve this (including labour and materials) Kibera Hamlets require $317 of funding.
- They also require additional funding to build a perimeter wall to prevent theft and vandalism that occurs in the evenings and on weekends. This will require $193 of funding.
The total amount required for these developments is $510 dollars.
The need for both pieces of work are a result of a fire that broke out in Kibera in 2012, which caused severe damage to the school.
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The Kibera Hamlets primary school aims to nurture and promote the healthy well-being of orphaned and vulnerable children in Kibera through a free daytime primary school and feeding programme.
The school was demolished following a fire that broke out in Kibera in 2012. Since then, Kibera Hamlets has progressively worked towards developing its infrastructure to provide the most adequate educational environment for its students. However, the school is still lacking fundamental infrastructure to provide for the safety and well-being of the children.
Kibera Hamlets is currently facing school closure due to the three weeks inspection notice sent to school by the ministry of health officers .
The goal of a proper drainage construction is to enable the students to access safe and clean environment . The students will be able to safely learning in a clean environment.
Currently there is a blockage in the drainage system that over floods in class room and the playing ground during rainy seasons hence risk the health of well being of both students and staff within the school compound.
Therefore following the last health inspection the condition seems to have worsen and the school has been given a minimum of three weeks to fix the drainage or else it risks closure hence we are humbly requesting for financial support towards this noble course.
Kibera Hamlets also need to build a perimeter wall on one side of the school compound. The goal of this infrastructural development is to reduce the rates of theft and vandalism that occur in the evenings and on weekends. Neighbouring children get into the school premises through the openings of the school compound.
Investing in a fence would have a long-term benefit as it would reduce the costs of purchasing new items to replace the ones that have been vandalised or stolen.