2019 is going to become a year that is not different than the previous ones when it comes down to baby milk powder. This powder is very important for the health and growth of a lot of the baby's that visit the Matata hospital each year.
Orinde Secondary School is one of the emerging Mixed Secondary Schools upgraded from primary school. The school is located in Kojwach Location-Kabondo/kabondo Constituency, Homa Bay County. It has 400 students and running Secondary Education programs (Forms 1-4).
Though the government of Kenya supports some percentage (10%) of students’ maintenance, the support does not cover infrastructures development. The situation has left several Secondary schools in very poor infrastructural status, and therefore the responsibility is on the parents and local communities.
Currently the school has some old classrooms used while it was in the primary stage and no proper administrative block. With the increasing student’s population, it means the four available classrooms are no longer able hold 400 students comfortably. The classes are congested and therefore not healthy for learning environment.
Siany Community is a clan within Kochia West Location, Kochia Division, Rangwe Sub-county in Homa Bay County and has approximate population of 1090 people. The area is flat with black cotton soil, and many times waterlogged. The area has no any river and is highly water deficit. The closes water source is the Lake Victoria which is about three kilometers away and is ever contaminated. The area appears to be very vulnerable to related water bone diseases. This is due to its Topography: flat, waterlogged with poor drainage system.
However, the community still uses the water source. Those who are economically able have roof catchment, but the majority poor(90%) has only the lake. Within the community is the Kwoyo Kaura Primary School with about 521 (classes 1-8) and 112(Early Childhood Education/Nursery) pupils. The proposed shallow well will therefore support the general community and the school community.
The Ongalo Nursery School is housed in temporary corrugated iron sheet building with extremely dusty floor. The temporary structure does not meet minimum objectives of Pre-school (Nursery) as outlined in the Ministry of Education Pre-school guidelines.
SPECIFIC ACHIEVABLE OBJECTIVES/IMPACTS OF ACTIVITIES OF THE PROPOSED PROJECT
Development of a new Nursery School
- Increased enrolment from the present number of 20 to 50 on completion of the renovation.
- A created rich learning environment able to develop a child’s potentials for future firm learning/education foundation.
- Reduced preventable air and water borne diseases infections due to previous poor state of facilities.
- A child’s imagination and self-reliance and thinking ability would have been developed when attending pre-school education at Ongalo Nursery school.
- Sustainable relationships between Foundation Matata Children Hospital Kenya, Matata Foundation-Kenya, the funding Foundation and the community would be built for livelihood improvement.
- Children’s experienced would be enriched to enable him /her better cope with the primary school life.
The problem being addressed is the ill health situation of the Kosele community and their inability to access quality health care services conveniently and within their reach for improved quality of life.
This project therefore request funds for the building of a community Dispensary able to provide sustainable curative and preventive health services for the Kosele Community in Central Kasipul Ward. When completed, the dispensary targets a total population of 11,256 people with sustainable health services within their reach.
God Ber is an old school which was started in the early 1960s. Since then not much has been done being that school development was turned to the community which by any means cannot immediately improve on the school physical infrastructures. The available classrooms are old and depleted and are overcrowded. The number of pupils (788) is beyond the current available classrooms (8), and therefore no effective learning can take place in such a situation. The situation is so vulnerable to any suspected airborne diseases that might break up. Neither can personalized teacher-pupil learning take place because of over rowdiness.
Further, sanitation situation is equally poor where averagely 389 boys share a three door pit latrine and 399 girls share five door pit latrines. Such conditions make it difficult to maintain proper hygiene and therefore vulnerable to the spread of sanitation related infections. Pupils take long hours attending the calls with equal loss in learning hours. They have to queue to enable them go through all calling process and makes it difficult to recover lost learning hours.
It is therefore with these problems; depleted classroom buildings, overcrowded classes and poor sanitation systems that the Matata Foundation is applying for the support for the renovation of God Ber Primary School.