Building a school one brick at a time
Located in Oloirein Lemek, Narok West Constituency, the Kirantos Sunshine primary school started in January 2016 under the tree with 10 kids. We soon had 70 kids and 4 Teachers. Classes were taught in the field and under our trees to protect us from the sun.
In June 2016 we started this campaign with the help of some friends from all over the world. We managed to build 2 classrooms and with the help of BeyondWater Global also latrines. Fortunately the 4 teachers stayed with us all the time and we currently have 110 children, with more on a waiting list. In 2017 we built another building with 2 classrooms. In 2018 Beyond Water Global added guttering and a water tank, so the kids can wash their hands.
My Goal is to improve the life standard of Maasai families on our land by making sure that all our kids can attend school.
Our dream is to have a school that starts from grade one to grade eight, eventually to high school.
One classroom costs us around 800000 KES (Kenyan Shillings), that is 7900 USD or 6950 EUR
We also have some running costs, mainly the salaries for the teachers.
Our goal for 2019 is to raise 7,000 EUR, so we can cover the salaries until the end of the year and build a fence that school authorities have now ordered (see the update messages for details)
Thank you for your help! Ashe Oleng (this means "thank you" in our Maa language)
Great love to you all.
Daniel Nabaala Kiranto
(you can also follow us on our facebook page Kirantos Sunshine Primary School)